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Two injured in Evans wreck

Posted: September 20, 2012 - 2:43pm  |  Updated: September 21, 2012 - 8:36am
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Christopher Norton, 8, of Grovetown, leans on Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighter Joshua Rote, who was treating Christopher's grandmother after a Thursday wreck on Towne Center Boulevard. Christopher was not injured, but leaned in to talk to Rote and tell his grandmother he loved her.  Photo By Valerie Rowell
Photo By Valerie Rowell
Christopher Norton, 8, of Grovetown, leans on Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue firefighter Joshua Rote, who was treating Christopher's grandmother after a Thursday wreck on Towne Center Boulevard. Christopher was not injured, but leaned in to talk to Rote and tell his grandmother he loved her.

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Two people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries after a Thursday wreck involving a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office investigator.


The wreck occurred at about 1 p.m. on Towne Center Boulevard at the back entrance to the University Health Care System Evans campus. Carol Dennis, 74, of Harlem, drove her Kia Forte straight across Towne Center Boulevard from the parking lot of the Evans 14 Cinemas to the complex, according to sheriff’s Staff Sgt. David Kitchens. She drove into the path of Investigator Matt Murrell’s eastbound Chevrolet Impala.


The Impala hit the driver’s door of the Kia and pushed it into a Chevrolet Venture van parked at the stop sign to exit the medical complex.


Dennis and the driver of the van, Carolyn Norton, 56, of Grovetown, sustained what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to area hospitals for treatment, Kitchens said.


Norton’s two grandchildren – Christopher Norton, 8, and Ashlyn Price, 19, both of Grovetown – were in the van, but were not injured. Murrell also was not injured.


Dennis was deemed at fault for the wreck and will be cited, Kitchens said.

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Comments (3)

gaptomom1

Not suprising

I believe that a stop sign is either missing or poorly placed at that entrance/exit. This is not condoning what the driver did but just a suggestion that traffic control take a look at how this area is marked.

Melcher65

What happened to the Proof Reading?

"drive her Kia Forte" certainly passed the spell checker, but not so sure about the grammar checker.

I know... someone had to point it out, though.

GaStang22

Sign not needed

Parking lots usually don't have stop signs at their exits and aren't required by law. That should be common sense to any driver to stop when leaving a parking lot.There area is completely open to see traffic coming both ways. Cutting through the lot like that seems more like taking a short cut, maybe in a hurry??

What I don't get is how she's going from the theater to the medical complex and the investigator hits her drivers side if he is going eastbound. It has to be the passenger side the investigator hit and the driver side damage is from the kia hitting the van. It is impossible to happen any other way.

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