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Newnan Man Struck By Car


Posted on Oct 27, 2011

A wheelchair-bound man was struck by a car while trying to cross Bullsboro Drive on Monday afternoon.

The man, Alonzo Farmer, 61, was taken to the hospital but was in good spirits, according to Newnan Police officers. He was in a motorized wheelchair at the time of the accident, which occurred in the westbound lanes of Bullsboro Drive near its intersection with Greison Trail. Traffic was tied up for several minutes in one westbound lane.

The driver of the car, Shaketta Black, 23, was arrested on various charges and was being held at the Coweta County Jail. Charges included leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield and driving with a suspended driver's license, according to Patrolman Scott Milam with the Newnan Police Department.

A wheelchair-bound man was struck by a car while trying to cross Bullsboro Drive on Monday afternoon.

The man, Alonzo Farmer, 61, was taken to the hospital but was in good spirits, according to Newnan Police officers. He was in a motorized wheelchair at the time of the accident, which occurred in the westbound lanes of Bullsboro Drive near its intersection with Greison Trail. Traffic was tied up for several minutes in one westbound lane.

The driver of the car, Shaketta Black, 23, was arrested on various charges and was being held at the Coweta County Jail. Charges included leaving the scene of an accident, failure to yield and driving with a suspended driver's license, according to Patrolman Scott Milam with the Newnan Police Department.

"The driver hit the guy, left the scene and then came back to the parking lot," Milam said. "Witnesses saw her and pointed her out."

Black originally denied hitting Farmer. There was obvious damage to her car, Milam said, adding Black apparently worked at a nearby business and was trying to get back to work.

"The driver hit the guy, left the scene and then came back to the parking lot," Milam said. "Witnesses saw her and pointed her out."

Black originally denied hitting Farmer. There was obvious damage to her car, Milam said, adding Black apparently worked at a nearby business and was trying to get back to work.

 

 

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