Serious injuries reported in Appling wreck

Thursday, May 2, 2013 6:39 PM
Last updated Friday, May 3, 2013 10:23 PM
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At least one person was seriously injured in a single-car wreck in Appling on Thursday.

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Columbia County Sheriff's Office personnel investigate a single-car wreck on Ray Owens Road in front of North Columbia Elementary School.   Jim Blaylock/Staff
Jim Blaylock/Staff
Columbia County Sheriff's Office personnel investigate a single-car wreck on Ray Owens Road in front of North Columbia Elementary School.

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About 4:20 p.m., a Honda sport utility vehicle veered off Ray Owens Road in front of North Columbia Elemen­tary School, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. The vehicle ran through a ditch and hit a tree.

There were two people in the SUV – the driver, Marina Middlebrook, and a female toddler in the back seat, Morris said. Middle­brook, 27, was airlifted to Geor­gia Regents Medical Center, where she was in surgery Thursday night, Morris said. There was no further information on the toddler.

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CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 05/02/13 - 08:33 pm
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So Sad

Half a mile from where I live. I saw the helicopter and heard all the sirens.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/03/13 - 08:52 am
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Hmmmm

From the photo and the condition of the driver, it would appear that the airbag did not deploy.

historylover
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historylover 05/03/13 - 09:15 am
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Sad

it would appear that the mother's eyes were diverted off of the road for some reason. They just did a segment on one of the news shows about how many mothers look away from the road with children in the back seat. I pray that they will both recover.

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