Thursday, September 16, 2010
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Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were going from one traffic emergency to another about 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Citizen photographer Erin Evans snapped a shot of this crash on Fairview Road, near Womack Road, which actually involved three vehicles. The driver of a Subaru was charged with failure to yield while turning left. Single occupants were in each vehicle and minor injuries were reported. Minutes earlier, two pedestrians were injured near the intersection of Kirkland and Womack roads as they were walking east on the south shoulder of Kirkland, about 5 feet off the roadway, according to the Georgia State Patrol. GSP spokesman Gordy Wright said traffic was heavy and a Kia Sedona van was stopped due to the traffic when it was hit in the rear by a Cadillac Escalade being driven by Marcus Robinson, 31, of Covington. "The impact knocked the van off the roadway, causing it to strike the two pedestrians, a sign and a mailbox." One 18-year-old female pedestrian was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and remains in stable condition and her 15-year-old brother was hit in the leg and did not require hospitalization. Robinson was charged with following too closely. Around the same time, an accident with injuries occurred at the intersection of Elks Road and U.S. Highway 278.