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Grovetown teen not seriously injured after rolling car

Posted: May 22, 2012 - 11:55am  |  Updated: May 22, 2012 - 2:51pm
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters pull the roof of a Nissan 240SX while extricating 17-year-old Samantha Moores, of Fornum Drive in Grovetown on Tuesday, May 22, 23, 2012. Moores was driving east on Wrightsboro Road near Reynolds Road at about 10:30 a.m., when her right tires went off the edge of the road, Columbia County sheriff's Staff Sgt. Ray Childress said. Moores over-corrected and spun into a ditch. The car then flipped up,the roof hit a utility pole and the car fell back down ino the ditch. Moores was not seriously injured and was taken to the Georgia Health Sciences University Medical Center.   Photo By Valerie Rowell
Photo By Valerie Rowell
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighters pull the roof of a Nissan 240SX while extricating 17-year-old Samantha Moores, of Fornum Drive in Grovetown on Tuesday, May 22, 23, 2012. Moores was driving east on Wrightsboro Road near Reynolds Road at about 10:30 a.m., when her right tires went off the edge of the road, Columbia County sheriff's Staff Sgt. Ray Childress said. Moores over-corrected and spun into a ditch. The car then flipped up,the roof hit a utility pole and the car fell back down ino the ditch. Moores was not seriously injured and was taken to the Georgia Health Sciences University Medical Center.

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A Grovetown teenager was not seriously injured in a single-car wreck Tuesday.


Samantha Moores, 17, of Fornum Drive, was taken to the Georgia Health Sciences University Medical Center with minor injuries after being extricated from her car.


At about 10:30 a.m., Moores was driving east on Wrightsboro Road near Reynolds Road, when her tires went off the road onto the shoulder, Columbia County sheriff’s Staff Sgt. Ray Childress said. Moores over-corrected and the Nissan 240SX spun into a ditch.


When the car hit the ditch, it flipped into a utility pole, crushing the roof, then landed back down into the ditch, Childress said.


It took Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue about 20 minutes to extricate her from the car by taking off the roof and windshield.

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tanbaby

it's starting to look more

it's starting to look more and more like teenagers should not have drivers licenses...stay off the phone...glad she is okay though...

nycweeks

Very happy she is OK

I saw the car right after the accident. The passenger space was completely crushed from the top. I do not know how anyone survived. I feel much better now...it had ruined my morning seeing what I thought was death so early in the day. Her parents were given a gift today.

jojo14jojo

Too quick to judge?

Adults have "accidents" as well as teen drivers EVERYDAY...should they not have a drivers license either? "Accidents" happen every where all the time, and that is just what they are... ACCIDENTS. She was NOT on her phone either, way too quick to judge! She was on her way to work being a responsible teen. What exactly would be a good age for a person to drive? 18? Cause once they hit that magic number (by law: an adult) they all of a sudden become a good driver? Even the most experienced drivers have accidents. I am a parent of a teen driver and my heart goes out to Samantha and her parents for getting that phone call that their daughter has been in an accident. Judge not and you will not be judged.

tanbaby

didn't say SHE was on the

didn't say SHE was on the phone...and using the phone is probably the main reason for "accidents"...adult or teenager...calm down....

sammielouhoo

This is Sammie, yes i am a

This is Sammie, yes i am a teenager and wrecked but what's the difference between an adult getting into an accident and a teenager getting into an accident? Nothing. My phone was in my pocket and didn't leave it until after i was in the ditch. The first person i called was work to inform that i wouldn't be there, then 911, then my mother. At this moment in time i believe i'm the luckiest girl in the world because everything was smashed except for right above me and that's a miracle if i say so myself. So i apologize for my CAR'S error and your opinion that all teenager's shouldn't drive. That's your opinion and if you didn't want others who WERE THERE's opinions then keep your's to yourself. Thank you for those who've prayed for me and wished well.

sammielouhoo

By the way, i'm not saying

By the way, i'm not saying this wasn't all my car's fault. But it definitely wasn't caused by me just swerving off the road and throwing myself into a ditch, nor was there any distractions. My car over corrected itself.

sammielouhoo

This is Sammie's sister, Nicole.

Let me be the third person to jump on your back about your ignorant comment about her phone. Never assume anything until you know the facts, I too am a teenager and I'm almost equally as responsible as my sister. Although teenagers do have a bad reputation it was ignorant of you to assume she was on her phone (and try to justify it by saying "phone's are probably the main reason for most accidents." [moderated] you ain't slick, don't try and change your story) Other than that there are adults who choose to drink and drive, apply makeup, eat or ect. while driving just as teenagers do, however that is not every adult nor is it every teenager. My sister could have died, how dare you make some [filtered word] comment about her age and make a thoughtless assumption about why she crashed. You'd think you'd have more respect for somebody or their family, did you not think we were going to see this comment? Use your head dude.

tmyboy6988

This is for the two sisters.

To "sammie" last time I checked cars are controlled by humans, they cant over correct so to apologize for "the car's error" is kinda lame. To " Nicole" your ignorance is proven when you started talking. It one thing to try and protect your sister I can understand that but your language shows just how intelligent you really are. The person made a general statement about most wrecks involving teenagers do involve cell phone use, and for someone to make that assumption would be justified. Next time your better off not saying anything if you disagree with someone, because you apparently can't make an intelligent argument.

storiesihaveread

Well said

tmyboy6988

tanbaby

once again, I NEVER SAID SHE

once again, I NEVER SAID SHE WAS ON THE PHONE.....read please...glad you are okay.....and i agree with tmyboy6988, cars don't do ANYTHING on there own...that's why WE drive them, they don't drive by themselves....guess we all need to watch out for our cars overcorrecting themselves now...

edgardo3

The person made a general

The person made a general statement about most wrecks involving teenagers do involve cell phone use, and for someone to make that assumption would be justified. Next time your better off not saying anything if you disagree with someone, because you apparently can't make an intelligent argument.-Arthur van der Vant

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