Child killed, 2 injured in Peach Orchard Road crash

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 8:30 AM
Last updated 6:32 PM
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A child died and two other people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning at Peach Orchard and Willis Foreman roads.

Jamal Lovett, 7, and two others were flown to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where Jamal was pronounced dead at 9:07 a.m.

Southbound Peach Or­chard Road remained closed for hours after the crash while police collected evidence.

Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay said a white Honda Accord was northbound on Peach Orchard Road about 8:20 a.m. when the driver tried to turn left onto Willis Foreman Road and collided with a 2001 Chev­rolet Silverado pickup.

The pickup struck the Honda on the passenger side, causing the car to split in two and the child in the back seat to be ejected.

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Itsallnew11
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Itsallnew11 10/29/12 - 08:55 am
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Prayers for those involved

Prayers for those involved and their families.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/29/12 - 03:25 pm
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Tragic and senseless death. Needless loss.
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And for the minister to say God wanted this child in heaven only leads to more irresponsibility. No accident. When will left turns against oncoming traffic become illegal? When will "right of way" have any meaning? At least four wreck in CC recently involving this same perception of right of way.

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JustLilMe 10/29/12 - 05:03 pm
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I keep looking for news about

I keep looking for news about whether this poor dear child was wearing a seat belt? I know some will say it was such a bad accident it might not have helped, but then again, it might have?

whyme
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whyme 10/29/12 - 06:45 pm
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prayers...

go out to all those involved...no speculation please...just offer love and wait for another article with more info...this might ease any close friends or loved ones who might happen upon this post...

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rmwhitley 10/29/12 - 06:46 pm
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God bless
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Master Lovett and his soul. Bless the injured and the driver of the truck.

wisemom
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wisemom 10/29/12 - 09:50 pm
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I keep looking...

This is a friend's relative - and yes, to my understanding he was in a booster seat. Both the boy and his mother were thrown from the car, understandable when you see what is left of the car. Have some sympathy - this family is in a lot of pain right now. Say a prayer instead of trying to place blame.

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itsanotherday1 10/29/12 - 10:34 pm
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I'm the local seat belt

I'm the local seat belt critic, but with small children all bets are off. It is just very difficult to get them strapped in securely. They can slide under and around and any other way.

Prayers to the family, I can't imagine being in their shoes.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/30/12 - 06:27 am
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So sorry to hear this...

Sad day for all involved...

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Beachgal 10/30/12 - 09:30 am
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Safety seat checks please

First, let me offer my sincere condolences to the families involved in this horrible accident. I have participated in child safety seat checks in the past and can tell you first hand that most people have safety/booster seats for their infants and children, but many do not have them properly installed. If you have an opportunity to go to a community saftey seat check point, please do! They are free and can make a world of difference. While it may not have helped in this situation, it could help in others.

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