Valdosta Daily Times

November 1, 2012

Courthouse car collision

Quinten Plummer
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Postal service, Federal Express and UPS drop-boxes lay toppled and damaged, and chunks of curb revealed their foundation beds after a motorist reportedly swerved around a UPS truck and crashed beside the historic Lowndes County Courthouse on Ashley Street at around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The car bowled over several drop-boxes and a street lamp, plowed through roughly 20 feet of curb and slammed into the side of a park bench in front of the courthouse.

No major injuries were reported, though the vehicle's airbags had deployed. The driver was allegedly traveling west on Central Avenue when she steered her Toyota Camry around the northbound truck as it headed up Ashley Street. A wrecker was dispatched to tow the battered vehicle, and several representatives from UPS and FedEx were on-hand to recover the scattered mail and decommission the compromised drop-boxes.

Shelby Foster, 17, has been charged with disregarding a traffic signal and failure to maintain lane, according to Valdosta

police.