Martinez teen crash victim released from hospital

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 6:03 PM
Last updated 8:58 PM
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A Martinez teen involved in a Monday wreck that killed his mother was released Thursday from Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Jonathan Ryan Trum, 14, suffered multiple injuries in the crash on Columbia Road. His principal, Steven Cummings of Columbia Middle School, said Thursday he required surgeries for gashes on his face and suffered fractures to his left arm.

Janet Davis Trum, 55, of Crown Pointe Drive in Martinez, was driving Jonathan to school about 7 a.m. when she rear-ended a utility trailer being pulled by a Pete Alewine Pool and Spa truck stopped to turn left from the westbound lane of Columbia Road.

Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle said Trum didn’t appear to apply the brakes of her 2004 Chevy Malibu before the crash. He said Trum seemed to swerve to the right at the last second and caught the front left corner of the car on the rear right corner of the trailer.

The car was peeled along the left side and nearly torn in two.

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nothin2show4it 11/03/11 - 08:21 pm
That is a very dangerous

That is a very dangerous area. Has the county though about a turn lane since there is so much traffic at high rates of speed. It doesn't look like there is much out there but there is a tremendous amount of high speed traffic there; mostly big trucks.

david jennings
david jennings 11/04/11 - 07:07 am
Such good news this young man

Such good news this young man is recovering from the terrible tragedy. May God be with him and the family in dealing with thier loss of his Mother.

Ashleyn1 11/04/11 - 09:20 am
We are so glad your home

We are so glad your home Jonathan! We are all praying for you during this time of healing and recovery...RIP Janet Trum...

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