Man charged after vehicle collides with ambulance

Thursday, June 18, 2009 8:41 AM
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An Augusta man has been charged in a crash with an ambulance early this morning that injured three people.

Lawson Landrum of the 3700 block of Winchester Trail was charged with failure to yield to an authorized emergency vehicle after colliding with a Gold Cross ambulance transporting a patient around 1 a.m. this morning, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Maj. Richard Weaver.

Mr. Landrum, in his mid-20s, was driving a Ford Explorer westbound on Central Avenue when he approached a green traffic light at Druid Park Avenue, Maj. Weaver said. He failed to stop when the emergency vehicle, displaying its emergency lights, was traveling southbound on Druid Park Avenue.

Mr. Landrum’s vehicle struck the driver side of the ambulance, Maj. Weaver said. Two emergency workers and the patient were transported to University Hospital and the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, but their injuries were minor, Maj. Weaver said.

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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 06/18/09 - 09:24 am
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Anybody want to bet the

Anybody want to bet the driver of the other car was drunk?

RogueKnight
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RogueKnight 06/18/09 - 10:24 am
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Don't you think they would

Don't you think they would have included those charges with the failure to yield charge if he had been? Don't assume nothing.

Native007
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Native007 06/18/09 - 11:00 am
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The kid could have simply had

The kid could have simply had his music on to loud and not seen the emergency vehicle. Why do we always assume the worst?

puddeecat
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puddeecat 06/18/09 - 11:36 am
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Or talking on his cell phone

Or talking on his cell phone and not paying attention.

Why ME
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Why ME 06/18/09 - 11:43 am
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maybe he was running from

maybe he was running from the bear

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 06/18/09 - 11:51 am
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His Indian name is Two Dogs!

His Indian name is Two Dogs!

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 06/18/09 - 01:08 pm
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I bet his car stereo was

I bet his car stereo was blasting so he couldn't hear the sirens.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 06/18/09 - 01:50 pm
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I wish there had been an

I wish there had been an intersection camera. Then we could have seen what actually happened. In some cases like this, the ambulance fails to follow proper intersection protocol.

Frank I
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Frank I 06/18/09 - 05:17 pm
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at 1 am, if you can't see the

at 1 am, if you can't see the lights you don't need to be driving in the first place

Reality
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Reality 06/18/09 - 05:38 pm
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I was going through an

I was going through an intersection one time when an ambulance came speeding through without siren or lights. When the driver saw me he turned his lights and siren on, had I not been over cautious going through the intersection I would have t-boned them. I would bet it would have been my fault.

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FallingLeaves 06/18/09 - 08:36 pm
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I noticed the people in front

I noticed the people in front of me didn't seem to react when I heard an ambulance coming up behind me on Lumpkin Road at Peach Orchard this afternoon. I stopped and waited for him to clear the intersection before proceeding. About 5 minutes later, I heard over the radio there was an accident at that intersection. Too close for comfort. Whew.

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Taylor B 06/18/09 - 10:10 pm
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i was hit a year ago by a

i was hit a year ago by a military policeman on post. 35 mph, lights, no sirens, straight through a stop sign. Guy was about 19 years old. I felt bad for him. Took FOREVER to get straightened out.

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