Evans doctor killed in car crash

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 5:40 PM
Last updated Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 1:54 PM
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Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story provided the incorrect age of the doctor and the wrong gender of the child.

Authorities say an Evans doctor was killed in a car accident Saturday.

Dr. Samuel Harvey, 64, died of multiple blunt force trauma after the accident on Washington Road near Woodbridge Drive, Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriet Gar­rison said. He was pronounced dead at Georgia Regents Medical Center at 7:09 p.m.

Garrison said Harvey, an anesthesiologist, was trying to leave the Circle K gas station near Woodbridge Drive when a vehicle struck his driver’s side door.

Harvey’s wife and 13-year-old son, who were at Walt Disney World, arrived in Augusta early Sunday.

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Sweet son
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Sweet son 10/06/13 - 07:28 pm
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Dr. Harvey was an incredibly nice guy guy!`

I was his friend when he was still in respiratory therapy school at MCG years ago. We have lost a great person who touched many lives!

harley_52
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harley_52 10/06/13 - 10:11 pm
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Mrs. Harley and I....

...came upon this accident on our way home from the Lincolnton area on Saturday evening. We were afraid it was a bad one.

God rest Dr. Harvey.

bikerides4u
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bikerides4u 10/07/13 - 09:43 am
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How many more accidents need

How many more accidents need to happen before they put a traffic light at the Woodbrige-CircleK ? That is the worst piece of road in Columbia County !

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rmwhitley 10/07/13 - 10:01 am
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God bless
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Dr. Harvey's soul.

David Parker
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David Parker 10/07/13 - 10:06 am
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That stretch of road is bad

That stretch of road is bad and has a history of deadly accidents, even back in the '80's before there was so much traffic.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 10/07/13 - 10:22 am
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bikerides

Center turn lane would basically solve the issue, and for the life of me cannot understand why one wasn't included when they widened the road. There are several places going west where people turn left, and that causes lane changes and other dangerous maneuvers. People stay right initially to avoid getting stuck behind a left turner, then merge back left, sometimes too closely, to continue towards Lincolnton. Headed east from Cushman, there are not as many turning left, but still enough to cause issues.

Considering the light at Gibbs stops west bound traffic, I believe traffic **turning east from Woodbridge and the convenience store could safely enter Washington Road if there was a "suicide" lane. (why is it called that? seems to me it is a life saving lane)

** I think the same could be said for traffic turning west from Blanchard; the light at Cushman will hold east bound traffic for a safe entry to the middle lane.

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Little Lamb 10/07/13 - 11:59 am
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Gibbs

It is the light at Gibbs Rd. that keeps the DOT from putting a light at Woodbridge Dr. There are too many roads too close together in that stretch to put a light at every one.

I say, No More Lights Out There!

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Another topic: I find it strange that there is no mention of the other vehicle, driver, or passengers in this news blurb.

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bfnickel 10/09/13 - 11:06 pm
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Accident- Samuel Harvey

How many accidents are going to happen along this stretch of hilly highway before the speed of the other car is addressed. I live in Chimney Hill and have first hand experience. Not only is the highway (Washington Rd) hilly which creates blind spots: we have to deal with people far exceeding the speed limit, which obviously resulted in Mr. Harvey's death. However that factor is never taken into account. Please add speed bumps all the way to Pollards Cornor, if traffic lights are not going to be installed.....at least do that Columbia County!!

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