Walton Way accident kills Augusta man

Monday, Aug 20, 2012 7:40 AM
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Early-morning crash kills man during heavy storm

A 34-year-old Augusta man died early Monday after losing control of a car in heavy rain.

Curtis Junior Ware, of Sycamore Drive, wrecked on Walton Way near Langford Middle School and was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:25 a.m.

Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said the car spun across the road, hit the curb, became airborne, smashed into a brick wall and landed atop Ware, who had been ejected.

“It was raining really hard at the time of the accident,” Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald said.

Gay said deputies detected an alcohol odor from Ware when they arrived. Toxicology results are pending.

– From staff reports

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/20/12 - 07:51 am
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This One

opens the door for some pretty not so good comments. I think I will just say "sorry about his death" and leave it at that.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/20/12 - 08:17 am
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Well, I don't pass up an

Well, I don't pass up an opportunity to point out that the person died AFTER being ejected. Folks, PLEASE wear your seat-belts, and pretty, pretty please drill it into your childrens' heads that it isn't optional.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/20/12 - 08:14 am
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it will excuse the owner of liability
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magic words!!! this happened to my dad who was stopped at a red light and a women, who had borrowed her boyfriends car without permission, crashed into my dad. the woman was at fault, she had nada.

lenay79
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lenay79 08/20/12 - 08:15 am
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Not necessary

Someone has lost their child, dad, husband, was it really necessary to add the statement that the car was borrowed without permission. What did it really add to the story, NOTHING!!! Just my opinion!!!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/20/12 - 08:38 am
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If the
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car was not "borrowed" or stolen, Mr. Ware would probably be having breakfast right now.

justputtin
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justputtin 08/20/12 - 11:52 am
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A life is lost

A life is lost and may have been save with a seatbelt. Period. God bless his soul and family.

whyme
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whyme 08/20/12 - 12:25 pm
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also...

(1) Unless someone was psychic or present at the accident, the article did NOT say that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. You can be ejected even if you are.
(2) Once again, people think that they have to give their negative opinions just because technically they can. It doesn't make it right. Granted, any grieving person should find solace elsewhere because we all know some jerk is going to post some inappropriate comments, so why waste your time on here? Because you don't want your loved one slammed in the paper, that's why.
(3) Here's a suggestion, posters: read the article, make an intelligent contribution based only on what you read (unless you undeniably have first-hand knowledge) and that's it. True for anything on here. Even the most heinous criminals don't need all of the hateful input before they go to court. Trying folks in the media or speculating on the cause of an accident or crime is hurting the country more than one can imagine.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/20/12 - 12:29 pm
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"the article did NOT say that

"the article did NOT say that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. You can be ejected even if you are."

Yea, and lightning CAN strike twice in the same place. *rolleyes*

wtfppl
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wtfppl 08/20/12 - 01:40 pm
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Umm

lightning often does strike twice in the exact same spot as it tends to find the path of least resistance... What was your point?

allhans
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allhans 08/20/12 - 03:43 pm
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The result is the same

The result is the same regardless of whether he used a seat belt and my guess would be that he was not using one.

And then..NO insurance. Good gracious.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/20/12 - 08:14 pm
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Ummm...

Wanna give me the stats on how many of the millions of strikes what percentage hit exactly the same spot? Though it happens with some frequency, the percentages of total strikes is very, very low. Just like the percentages of people getting ejected while wearing seatbelts is very, very, low and a safe assumption for general conversation that if someone was ejected, chances are near 100% they weren't wearing a seatbelt.

GET THE POINT NOW?

KSL
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KSL 08/20/12 - 09:06 pm
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I know a house in Aiken that

I know a house in Aiken that has been struck 3 times.

That said, here are my comments that are a result of what was stated in the article. Speed involved and heavy rains. That equals driving too fast for conditions. The smell of alcohol. That suggests driving in an impaired condition.

KSL
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KSL 08/20/12 - 09:21 pm
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Oh, and I know of the

Oh, and I know of the occurrence of an individual wearing a seat belt who was ejected from the car. The back of the seat was in a reclining position when the accident occurred (not the driver obviously). Be advised, seat belts don't necessarily prevent ejection when the seats are not in an upright position.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/21/12 - 09:48 am
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And the guy in Great Outdoors
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had been struck si-si-si-sixty-ty si-si-six times. The guy with the skunk hairdo. LOL LOL

whyme
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whyme 08/21/12 - 12:42 pm
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thank you...

to those people who actually read my post with some intelligence. I loved how everyone was saying that the chances of this accident occurring was extremely high that the person was not wearing a seat belt so my post was not one of merit. So thank you to those who understood my comments and to the rest of you, you may want to re-read my additional thoughts which definitely apply to you!

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