Long hair traps Grovetown teen in overturned car this afternoon

Emergency responders freed a Grovetown teen from her overturned car this afternoon by cutting her hair, which had slipped out the vehicle's sunroof and pinned her inside.

“She’s a little upset” about the haircut, said firefighter Amy Burrus of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue.

Police said Amber Boswell, of Landing Drive in Grovetown, was driving too fast around a curve on Baker Place Road near Interstate 20 about 3 p.m.

Columbia County sheriff’s Deputy Mark Smith said when her Saturn veered off the right side of the road, she overcorrected, swerved across both lanes of traffic, hit a ditch and flipped the vehicle upside down.

During the rollover, Miss Boswell’s long hair flew out the vehicle’s sunroof.

“Her hair was actually caught ... under the car,” Deputy Smith said.

Ms. Burrus said she and other emergency responders were able to pull most of Miss Boswell’s trapped hair loose, but were forced to cut a chunk of it to free her.

Otherwise, Miss Boswell received only minor injuries, authorities said. The four passengers – two 14-year-olds and two 16-year-olds – also sustained minor injuries, they said.

Miss Boswell was cited for traveling too fast, failure to maintain lane and violating her drivers license restrictions by having more than three passengers in the car, Deputy Smith said.

Reach Valerie Rowell at (706) 868-1222, ext. 110 or

valerie.rowell@augustachronicle.com.

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