Man hit by car while picking up items lost from pickup

Sunday, July 29, 2012 5:06 PM
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A man was seriously injured Sun­day when he was struck by a car on Bobby Jones Expressway while trying to pick up items that fell out of the bed of his truck, authorities said.

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A Pontiac G6 struck a man on Bobby Jones Expressway who was trying to retrieve items that fell out of his pickup.  STEPHEN DETHRAGE/STAFF
STEPHEN DETHRAGE/STAFF
A Pontiac G6 struck a man on Bobby Jones Expressway who was trying to retrieve items that fell out of his pickup.

The man, later identified as Joshua Granade, of Augusta, was driving a Chev­rolet S10 pickup east on Bobby Jones near the Gordon Highway exit about 4 p.m. when the items blew out. When he got out to pick them up, he was struck by a Pontiac G6 traveling east, deputies said.

Granade went through the Pon­ti­ac’s windshield, but he was alert when the fire department’s first responders arrived, police said.

He was taken to Medical Col­lege of Georgia Hospital with fractures to his legs and upper-body injuries, authorities said. He was in good condition Sunday night, a hospital spokesman said. The driver of the Pontiac was not seriously injured.

Deputies said traffic was slowed on Bobby Jones but never halted.

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rmwhitley 07/30/12 - 09:25 am
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God bless Mr.
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Granade and the person who hit him for stopping and rendering assistance.

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