Hwy 56 wreck injures teen today

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Emergency workers had to cut a 16-year-old out of his truck this morning after a three-car wreck on Georgia Highway 56.

The driver, whose name was not immediately released, pulled out onto Highway 56 from 4-H Club Road when he was hit on the driver’s side by a Volkswagen Beetle, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Pletcher.

The accident sent the teen’s Cheverolet S-10 across the northbound lanes of traffic where it was hit by another car, Pletcher said.

The driver of the truck and a passenger in the Volkswagen suffered only minor injuries.

No one was injured in the third vehicle.

The driver of the truck will likely be cited for failure to yield to a stop sign, Pletcher said.

 

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Taylor B
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Taylor B 08/09/10 - 10:07 am
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VWs are safe cars. That's why

VWs are safe cars. That's why the wife, and soon my kids, will always drive one.

JackBootedThug
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JackBootedThug 08/09/10 - 10:37 am
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Wow. Monday morning and the

Wow. Monday morning and the weekly wreck and Hwy 56 and 4H Club Road has already occurred.

Big_vike
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Big_vike 08/09/10 - 11:01 am
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No surprise its the first day

No surprise its the first day of school. After dropping students off at Cross Creek High, people always cut up 4h road to get around the light at Old Waynesboro rd and HWY 56. Problem is, its to dangerous to turn left there. Guess this kid learned the hard way, its a shame his impatience cost someone else their car. lucky he didn't kill someone with his actions.

littlemissunshine
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littlemissunshine 08/09/10 - 03:27 pm
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Glad no one was killed. And

Glad no one was killed. And @Big_vike .. how do you know he was avoiding the light at Old Waynesboro Rd? Don't assume when you don't know the facts yet...

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InChristLove 08/09/10 - 03:46 pm
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Big vike, if the kid was 16,

Big vike, if the kid was 16, I would assume that he should have been heading to school not dropping off students and trying to avoid the light at 56 and Old Waynesboro Rd.....unless this 16 year old is no longer in school and providing transportation to other students. This area is dangerous no matter who's driving. Either you have to worry about someone plowing into the back of you if you are making a turn, or worry about someone pulling out in front of you trying to turn out. Why they don't put a light there is crazy....

dawalden2005
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dawalden2005 08/09/10 - 11:11 pm
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I am this childs mother, he

I am this childs mother, he stopped by his greatgrandmothers house before school to take her trash out for her, She lives on 4 h club road. He was not dropping of anyone and was heading to use the light because traffic was to bad to turn left in the other direction. Either way they are claiming minor injuries while he is in shock trama at mcg with pelvis broken in 2 area, 2 facial bones broke, severe concussion, This is a very dangerous intersection, I thank God that it wasnt a 16 wheeler that hit him as he would not have made it. They have been needing a light there for a long time. Im greatful that no one else was seriously injured. And that is why we pray for our kids! Thanks for all the heartfelt prayers for my son. Seatbelt saved his life!!!!!!!!! And a few angels looking after him.

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stephr721 08/10/10 - 05:04 am
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Hope he heals very soon!

Hope he heals very soon!

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