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One airlifted from crash near Harlem

Posted: August 7, 2012 - 4:08pm  |  Updated: August 7, 2012 - 6:27pm
One person was airlifted to the hospital after a hit and run crash near Harlem Tuesday afternoon.  Jim Blaylock
Jim Blaylock
One person was airlifted to the hospital after a hit and run crash near Harlem Tuesday afternoon.

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One person was airlifted to Medical College of Georgia Hospital Tuesday afternoon following a hit-and-run crash just outside Harlem.

The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Gordon Highway at White Road, just west of the city limits, when a westbound white sports car crossed the center line and caused a blue Ford Explorer to swerve to avoid a collision.

The Explorer ran into the ditch and overturned. Its driver, Johnny Eugene Green, of Dearing, was airlifted to MCG after being extricated from the vehicle by Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue personnel.

Of three other passengers in the Explorer, Clifton Pressley was taken to an area hospital by ground ambulance with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. Carolyn Green and a 2-year old female were treated at the scene.

Authorities are looking for the white car and its driver for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

Tammy Shannon said she was driving behind the Explorer and also was forced to swerve because of the oncoming white vehicle. By the time the white car had come across the line the Explorer had already run into the ditch, and flipped when the driver attempted to pull back onto the road.

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From Where

Where is Deering?

Barry Paschal


Dearing. Error fixed.

school bus driver

Harlem Wreck

The traffic was horrible! The driver who hit this vehicle and left, should be crucified! This was an awful accident! I sure hope the person who caused this accident is found! Prayers for everybody involved!! The rubber-neckers were the worst I have ever seen!




People need to start paying more attention when they drive. The man in the accident that was lifted is my uncle. He is doing okay and is recovering in the hospital. I on the other have to make a comment about the article. I know that people have to have stories to make the news. I found out about my uncle plastered all over the news and facebook from where this story was covered. My family didnt even get a chance to let everyone know first before it was posted. Out of respect for the family I would think you would wait a little while longer to post. Specially since you had to post pictures as well.

Amanda Wilson

James Lee

Terrific Accident

very terrific incident! how a driver can drive like that. it's very difficult for the passengers to understand which driver is best for them. So, it makes very important to pay attention while driving otherwise it may leads to accident. If you want to know about car services simply visit here.