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Grovetown woman in critical condition after Evans wreck

Posted: March 1, 2013 - 2:32pm  |  Updated: March 1, 2013 - 2:34pm
Emergency personnel load a patient into the AirMed helicopter after a Friday afternoon wreck on Washington Road at Blanchard Road.   Photo By Ron Hickerson
Photo By Ron Hickerson
Emergency personnel load a patient into the AirMed helicopter after a Friday afternoon wreck on Washington Road at Blanchard Road.

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A Grovetown woman was seriously injured and airlifted after a two-car wreck Friday in Evans.

Ashley Ransom, 32, is in critical condition at the Georgia Regents Medical Center, according to a hospital spokesperson.

At about 11:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the scene of the rear-end collision located on Washington Road at Blanchard Road.

Ransom was driving on Washington Road and stopped to turn left onto Blanchard Road. She was hit from behind by a Honda Civic driven by John Hall, 32, of Martinez, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

Ransom was airlifted to the hospital, but it did not appear Hall sustained serious injuries.

Morris said Hall is being charged with following too closely.

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Traffic light needed

Please put a traffic light there. That is such a dangerous intersection. I hope she recovers fully.


Second that light

Thank you for that. My wife was lucky today. God held her close.


It is a shame

that people have to get hurt/killed before the powers that be do what should have been done long ago. I'm very surprised there haven't been more tragic incidents at that intersection.

Why in heaven's name turn lanes weren't included in that stretch during the initial widening is beyond me. Now, they will widen Washington Road to William Few, and I wager they still won't put in the center turn lane.



Prayers go out to Ashely and her family. I witnessed the accident and turn there all the time heading to soccer fields. It is a VERY DANGEROUS intersection. I am scared every time I turn there for exactly what happened yesterday and happens there often. Please Columbia County, if you care about your citizens, put a traffic light there or turn lane.

Barry Paschal

Blanchard Road light

Some of us have been calling for a light at that intersection for years. It isn't Columbia County's decision; it's a state highway, and the state DOT claims it doesn't meet their criteria for a light. However, Columbia County is taking over the cost of widening Washington Road from Gibbs Road to William Few Parkway - a $40 million, sales-tax-funded project that will include a traffic light at this intersection. It can't come soon enough.