2 afternoon accidents on south side

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 1:25 PM
Last updated 7:27 PM
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Crews worked to clear up two serious accidents this afternoon, police said.

Authorities said a 79-year-old driver of a Cadillac SUV is at fault for an accident around noon involving a logging truck on Mike Padgett Highway.

The driver of the Cadillac was traveling south on Mike Padgett when he turned left onto Horseshoe Road in front of the oncoming Freightliner, authorities said. He was transported to Medical College of Georgia Hospital in serious condition, police said.

The driver of the logging truck was not injured.

Another vehicle overturned at Willis Foreman and Windsor Spring roads and trapped one person inside, authorities said.

Richmond County Sheriff's Capt. Gay said the driver, identified as Kimberly Williams, is believed to have been drinking when her Ford Taurus sped around a curve and flipped in the 2600 block of Willis Foreman Road. She was trapped inside, although not seriously injured.

Williams was charged with failure to maintain lane, driving under the influence and open container, according to police.

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Emerydan 04/26/11 - 03:10 pm
Another day, another wreck on

Another day, another wreck on Mike Padgett Highway.. The Highway of Death.

BamaMan 04/26/11 - 03:46 pm
It's a highway of death for

It's a highway of death for the most part, because people just like this latest person, didn't pay attention to what they were doing.

tanbaby 04/26/11 - 04:32 pm
I realize that semi trucks go

I realize that semi trucks go entirely too fast on our roads, but when in the name of God are people going to learn that you CANNOT PULL OUT IN FRONT OF ONE OF THEM ???!!!!!

Tisk tisk what is this world coming to
Sometimes it is difficult to

Sometimes it is difficult to judge the speed of a log truck whose only desire is drive as fast as he can, dump and get another load.

pommom38 04/26/11 - 08:02 pm
Location of both incidents

Location of both incidents involving the dieway, there is a distinct and clear view of oncoming traffic. You can easily guage whether it is ok to turn or not.
By your statement, geez.. Was the truck doing 500MPH??
Soon as you turn, you're hit. Nice excuse..

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