Teenage pedestrian hit in Grovetown

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:02 PM
Last updated 9:33 PM
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A Grovetown teen was seriously injured Tuesday when he was hit by a sport utility vehicle on Hereford Farm Road.

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A deputy examines the Ford Escape that hit Corey Morin, 17, of Grovetown, as he attempted to cross Hereford Farm Road near Lewiston Elementary School.   JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
A deputy examines the Ford Escape that hit Corey Morin, 17, of Grovetown, as he attempted to cross Hereford Farm Road near Lewiston Elementary School.

Corey Allan Morin, 17, of Devon Road, was on his way to a friend’s house about 4 p.m. He was standing on the edge of Hereford Farm Road near Lewiston Elementary School and looked away from southbound vehicles, Columbia County sheriff’s Sgt. A.J. Lyons said.

Morin stepped into the road in front of a Ford Escape driven by Brian David Pregrove, 42, of Cannock Street in Grovetown.

The teen was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with serious injuries, Lyons said.

Pregrove was not charged.

For a short time, authorities closed Hereford Farm Road to deal with the accident. Later, the road reopened to a single lane.

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allhans 06/20/12 - 11:35 am
So sad. I pray this young

So sad. I pray the young man survives.

mamamia3 06/20/12 - 03:38 pm
Dangerous Road

I'm not accusing this driver of speeding, but let me say...I live in one of the many subdivisions off Hereford Farm Road and it is so Dangerous. It's like an interstate running through a residential area. It's become a cut-through from Grovetown to Evans. There are so many cars coming and going in each direction driving at least 60 miles an hour in a 45 mile per hour zone. This was once a quiet country road with many curves and hills. It is not equipped to handle the current high traffic and excessive speeds. Pulling out of your subdivision or driveway is a feat let along trying to cross by foot. You think you have clearance and the next thing you know an agressive driver is on your bumper. In front of my subdivision I have seen several accidents, one where an elderly couple had to be airlifted out. My daughter was rear ended as she was attempting to turn into our subd. Something must be done to slow down the traffic on this road. How sad that a young person was crtically injured just trying to cross the street to go to a friend's house. There is no negligence on this boys part. Columbia County should be ashamed to have a road that poses so much danger. It will get even worse when the county opens up traffic on South Belair Rd. from Columbia Rd. through Crawford Creek to Hereford Farm Rd. (more traffic, more danger). This is not an interstate! People live here! How can we get Columbia County to make this road safe?

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