Four people hospitalized in multiple-vehicle wreck downtown

Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:05 PM
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A multiple-vehicle crash in downtown Augusta left four people hospitalized this afternoon.

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  Stephanie Toone/ Staff
Stephanie Toone/ Staff

A mother and her two children and the driver of another vehicle were admitted to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics about an hour ago, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Cpl. Russell Schaffer. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

Police believe the driver of a Pontiac Grand Am ran a red light at the intersection of Broad and 13th streets around 4 p.m. and was struck by an Acura Coupe going westbound on Broad Street, Cpl. Schaffer said. The Pontiac spun out of control and hit the driver side of a Toyota Corolla that was going eastbound on Broad Street. The Pontiac then struck a Mitsubishi Galant idling at the intersection of 13th and Broad streets before coming to a standstill.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident, Cpl. Schaffer said.

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FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 04/25/09 - 05:27 pm
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Prayers.

Prayers.

Phish
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Phish 04/25/09 - 08:16 pm
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East and West on Broad St????

East and West on Broad St????

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 04/25/09 - 08:58 pm
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Yes, Broad Street goes east

Yes, Broad Street goes east and west. Look on a map.

lucky99mp
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lucky99mp 04/25/09 - 09:26 pm
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What a shock...someone ran a

What a shock...someone ran a red light...Maybe a few traffic stops would stop this all to normal accident. My prayers too all.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 04/25/09 - 09:39 pm
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"Alcohol does not appear to

"Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the accident". But I bet STUPIDITY does!

blues550
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blues550 04/25/09 - 10:10 pm
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We were at Pizza Joint and
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We were at Pizza Joint and heard all the commotion. Running red lights in Augusta is commonplace, best not to be the first car venturing into an intersection. No excuse whatsoever...wanna bet on insurance?

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 04/25/09 - 11:38 pm
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That was some pretty fast

That was some pretty fast driving for that intersection.

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