Deputy Involved in Four-Vehicle Wreck in Richmond County, Georgia
RICHMOND COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news report published at augustachronicle.com, a sheriff’s deputy was involved in a four-vehicle wreck that occurred in Richmond County, Georgia. The report states that the accident caused injuries to the deputy and one other person and closed down an intersection.*
The accident occurred in the evening on April 22 at the intersection of Jones Street and 15th Street in Richmond County. The Augusta Chronicle reports that at about 6:20 p.m. that day, a deputy with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a wreck with three other vehicles.
The driver of one of the other vehicles told reporters that the deputy ran a red light while traveling on 15th Street and collided with three cars. The driver said that the deputy did not have his lights on and initially hit a Chrysler PT Cruiser, then struck an SUV, then collided with the driver’s pickup truck. The PT Cruiser overturned after the collision.
“I just ran this curb here and was going to go across, the light was already green when I came into view,” the driver said to reporters. “[The PT Cruiser] went upside down, and I locked my brakes, and I caught the back end of his car.”
The Augusta Chronicle reports that the sheriff’s deputy and the driver of the PT Cruiser were injured in the wreck and transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. Neither was identified. Georgia State Patrol will be handling the investigation, and no information about the cause of the accident had been released at the time the news report was published online.
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