January 9, 2014

Passengers freed from wreck

January 9, 2014 Adam Floyd The Valdosta Daily Times

HAHIRA — An early Wednesday afternoon collision near Hahira left four injured, according to reports at the scene.

At approximately 2 p.m., law enforcement and rescue personnel responded to a vehicle wreck at the intersection of Georgia Highway 122 and Val Del Road involving a black Chevrolet Tahoe and a red Hyundai Elantra.

Four people were reportedly injured and transported to South Georgia Medical Center, including a pregnant woman in the Elantra who was entrapped in the front passenger seat, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The Tahoe was serving as an escort vehicle for a mobile-home transport and traveling east on Highway 122 when it collided with the Elantra which was traveling south on Val Del Road, said Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jeremy Swain.

The vehicle transporting the mobile home was not involved in the incident.

Evidence at the scene indicated that the Elantra failed to yield to traffic on Highway 122, according to Swain.

Kenney Griner was following behind the black Tahoe in his tow truck and came upon the wreck shortly after it happened.

“I saw her trapped in the passenger seat, crying,” said Griner. “I kneeled right there in the ditch and said a prayer.”

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Hahira and Lowndes County fire departments responded to the scene.

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