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Martinez crash sends one to hospital

Posted: March 7, 2013 - 11:44am  |  Updated: March 7, 2013 - 10:31pm
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 The driver if a car that collided with an 18-wheeler on Washington Road in front of West Town shopping center has to be extricated from his vehicle before being transported to the hospital.  Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
The driver if a car that collided with an 18-wheeler on Washington Road in front of West Town shopping center has to be extricated from his vehicle before being transported to the hospital.

One person was sent to the hospital from a violent collision Thursday morning in Martinez.

A 1999 Toyota Corolla driven by Jerry Renew of Appling crossed the center turn lane and sideswiped an oncoming truck about 11:30 a.m. on Washington Road near Davis Road.

"He (Renew) stated that he blacked out traveling westbound and that caused him to veer into the eastbound lane," said  Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Keith Warner.

Renew briefly was trapped in the vehicle, and later freed by Columbia County Fire Rescue and Gold Cross EMS workers and transported to Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center. The truck’s driver, Micah Thomson from Opelika, Ala. was not injured.

Warner said that Renew was found at fault, but no citation would be issued.

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Comments (3)

Little Lamb

Pleasant Home

It's difficult to recognize every sign in the photo, but it's hard to miss golden arches. Is that red sign on the left the Gold Shop? If so, shouldn't the story say "near Davis Rd." instead of "near Pleasant Home Rd."?

Little Lamb

Suicide Lane

Also, which line is the "center line" when there's a center turn lane (aka "suicide" lane) in the road?

Barry Paschal

Fixed

Corrections made - thanks.

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