Tractor-trailer driver killed in crash on Deans Bridge Road

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 11:09 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 8:12 AM
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A truck driver was killed on Deans Bridge Road Monday when another driver failed to yield at a stop sign and hit the truck, causing it to skid and land upside down on the shoulder.

Fred Buckson, 53, of the 1800 block of Kissingbower Road, was pronounced dead at the scene after it took officials more than two hours to extract him from the vehicle, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Gay.

According to Gay, Faye Dodd, 68, of Blythe, was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Willis Foreman and Deans Bridge Road, and Buckson was traveling north on Deans Bridge in a 1999 International 9000 tractor-trailer.

Dodd, driving a Chevrolet Cavalier, began to turn left in an attempt to go south on Deans Bridge. The left front of her vehicle hit the right side of the tractor trailer, Gay said.

Dodd was pinned under the tractor-trailer and was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital with internal bleeding and blunt force trauma. She remained in critical condition Monday, Gay said.

A passenger in the Cavalier was taken to the hospital and was in serious condition with broken bones and blunt force trauma.

Authorities determined that Dodd was at fault in the accident, which occurred at 4:50 p.m., and charges will be forthcoming, Gay said.

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rebellious
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rebellious 12/03/12 - 11:52 pm
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So Sad

Why can't people understand the need to be careful when piloting a 2500 pound mass of steel. Two, possibly three families lives ruined. People, please be careful.

pantherluvcik
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pantherluvcik 12/04/12 - 05:46 am
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Prayers for all involved, a

Prayers for all involved, a terrible outcome especially around the holidays. Condolences to the families.

philsreel
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philsreel 12/04/12 - 08:04 am
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There should be traffic light

There should be traffic light at that intersection anyway!

saywhatagain
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saywhatagain 12/04/12 - 08:37 am
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Scary

You can never know for sure WHAT the other guy willl do. Dodd may have been distracted by talking with her passenger and even though she probably looked to the left, she didn't really "see". Once you get the traffic safety reminder, "Look left last", ingrained into your driving psyche, that second look can perhaps help you "see".

rebellious
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rebellious 12/04/12 - 09:02 am
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Lights

You can't put traffic lights at every intersection. People just have to recognize the importance of paying attention and the consequences of not.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 12/04/12 - 09:06 am
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2nd bad accident

We just had a bad accident there less than 2 months ago....some friends live on that road & I cringe evertime I see these headlines....maybe a flashing caution BUT something would help..

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 12/04/12 - 09:51 am
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God bless
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Mr. Buckson's soul and protect Ms./Mrs. Dodd and her passenger.

whyme
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whyme 12/04/12 - 10:56 am
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And the judging begins...

...as usual. Love it. Comments are helpful, disparaging remarks, not so much.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 12/08/12 - 12:35 pm
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Of course there is judging.
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Someone caused the death of a fellow human being and ruined a family for no reason other than careless bad driving. If people aren't good at making a left turn, there are other ways to get to your destination other than risking peoples lives!

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crystaleyes86 02/05/14 - 10:34 pm
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Rest in Peace

I am Faye Dodd's god-daughter. I know it is two years later commenting on this post, but I had no idea of the details until yesterday. I want to say that even though my godmother was at fault for this accident, she was a wonderful woman, very sweet and understanding of everybody. I'm certain she didn't mean to take this man's life, and she had terrible sight so she might not have seen him. I feel so much pain in my heart after finding out the details of this horrible accident. I was told some things, but those stories were wrong. Just wish I could have said goodbye...

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