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Minor injuries in Thursday wreck
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Pieces of shattered glass illuminated the ground Thursday night as Hinesville police officers responded to a three-car crash involving a Bradwell Institute student.
The accident happened around 9:25 p.m. at the intersection of Frank Cochran and South Main.
Witnesses and one of the drivers said a black Ford F-150 pickup going west on Cochran was struck by the driver of a burgundy Dodge Charger traveling in the opposite direction.
“He was trying to make the green light and that is when the Charger tried to make a left turn on red,” witness Denise White said.
Then witnesses said the charger spun out of control in the intersection and crashed into a green Pontiac Grand-Am stopped in the southbound lane of South Main.
Angela Garcia, the driver of the Grand-Am, said the Charger hit her when it flew into her lane. “She was trying to beat the light,” Garcia said.
The driver of the Charger was Courtney Elizabeth Meares, 20. She was, according to witnesses, helped out of her car by Garcia and the F-150’s driver, Tevin Thornton, 17.
Thornton, a student at the Bradwell Institute, and Meares were taken to Wynn Army Community Hospital, treated for injuries and released, according to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Cpl. Scott Hensler. Meares was ticketed for failing to yield when making a left turn, the investigator said.
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