Vehicle Crashes into Georgia Fire Station; Driver Leaves Scene
SUMTER, GA. – According to an online news report from wgxa.tv, a vehicle crashed into a fire station in Sumter, Georgia, on December 29. When emergency crews arrived, the driver had already left the scene.*
The crash occurred around 9:15 p.m. on December 29. A vehicle crashed into a Sumter County Fire and Rescue station on Lamar Road, causing extensive damage to the building. Emergency crews arrived to find the driver had fled the scene. Authorities are still searching for the driver. It is not clear whether the person was able to drive away or fled on foot.
Repairs to the fire station will begin as soon as possible, with no projected timeline on when those will be complete. The fire truck housed in the station at the time was not damaged in the crash. No additional information has been reported at this time.
Sumter County, Georgia, is located in the southwestern part of the state. The county population is estimated to be approximately 30,000, and its major roadways include U.S. Route 19 and U.S. Route 280.
The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety recently compiled vehicle crash data for Sumter County, showing that traffic accidents have been rising during the last several years. In 2012, a total of 501 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 175 injuries and five fatalities. The total number of accidents was highest during 2015, when 810 accidents occurred. In 2016, accidents in Sumter County dropped slightly to 761, which resulted in 218 injuries and seven fatalities.
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