27 injured in Ga. hayride accident

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DOUGLAS, Ga. — Two people were in serious condition after a car struck a trailer carrying a church group on a hayride in Douglas, injuring 27 people.

Pastor Hilton Martin told the Waycross Journal-Herald that the accident happened Friday night when a car hit a trailer being pulled slowly along Route 64. The names of the victims were not immediately available. All are expected to survive.

The pastor said the trailer was supposed to be on the road a short distance before turning off. He said the hayride's driver saw the car approaching from behind but thought there was enough time to safely travel the span.

The impact tossed one victim into the road. Another person suffered a leg that was broken in three places and required surgery.

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oldfella
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oldfella 10/18/10 - 05:48 pm
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Not to sound sacreligious,

Not to sound sacreligious, but don't these people pray before, during + after any event or function? Somebody in the angelic world must be "asleep at the switch". It always seems to be church + school groups that get into these kinds of accidents, often with tragic results.
You never hear about a NeoNazi field trip going askew!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 10/18/10 - 05:57 pm
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There's just no accounting

There's just no accounting for tastelessness by some people. It's just more evidence, like this terrible accident, that there really is evil in this world.

airbud7
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airbud7 10/18/10 - 06:40 pm
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Breathalyzer?, Field Sobriety

Breathalyzer?, Field Sobriety Test?, For the Hayride's Driver.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/18/10 - 06:47 pm
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Aren't people supposed to

Aren't people supposed to ever just make mistakes in judgment?

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Willow Bailey 10/18/10 - 07:39 pm
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Prayers for the injured.

Prayers for the injured. Wow, it almost sounds like the driver may have pulled out in front of the car...or could it be there were no tail lights on the trailer. Accidents happen so quickly even on country roads. Condolences to the driver, they must be devastated.

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Little Lamb 10/18/10 - 08:07 pm
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Watch out! The Georgia

Watch out! The Georgia General Assembly meets in January through April. You can bet someone will introduce a bill to require seat belts on hayride trailers - - - perhaps as an amendment to the seat belts on school buses bill.

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dvdbiggs 10/18/10 - 09:47 pm
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Folks it does not matter how

Folks it does not matter how it happened......Just pray for the injured and be thankful that others were not hurt.

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