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Newnan Car Crash Caused by Red Light Runner Injures Two


Posted on Oct 02, 2013

A Newnan car crash occurred on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, that sent one car into the front yard of a home. The accident took place at the intersection of Jackson and Clark streets near downtown Newnan around 10:30 a.m.

According to the Newnan Police Department, one driver ran a red light and t-boned another car. This two-vehicle accident pushed one of the cars into a nearby home’s yard—causing front porch and yard damage.

An elderly woman was driving southbound on Jackson Street—proceeding through the green light—in her blue Mercury Grand Marquis when she was struck by a red light runner. A driver in a blue Ford Fusion ran a red light while traveling west on Clark Street and smashed into the Grand Marquis on the driver’s side.

Upon impact, the Grand Marquis was pushed up a small hill and came to a rest in the front yard of 70 Jackson Street. The elderly driver in the Marquis complained of pain after being hit on the driver’s side. The other driver also reported injuries following this Newnan car accident. Both drivers involved were taken to area hospitals after complaining of pain, but neither driver was seriously hurt, according to Officer Scott Milam with the Newnan Police Department.

Police identified the red light runner as 58-year-old Lela Davis, who faces charges for driving without a license in her possession and running a red light.

Our Georgia accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith would like to wish both drivers full and fast recoveries following this crash, and we would like to remind all motorists to follow road rules to stay safe and keep others safe.

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