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Three-car accident sends four to hospital
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One person was taken to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart and three others to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah after a wreck Wednesday afternoon.
According to Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Stacy Jungers, the accident at the corner of Highway 84 and Gen. Screven Way happened at the height of rush hour. She said a new light at the intersection may have contributed.
Jungers said the report was incomplete so she did not have the identities of everyone involved.
A Ford 250 pickup made an illegal left turn into 84 traffic from Gen. Screven. The traffic light showed a red arrow, indicating turns were illegal at that time. The officer said the indicator is new.
The driver of a 2005 Mercury Montego was driving west on 84. She tried to avoid hitting the truck, but drove head-on into a eastbound, 2006 Malibu. The Malibu stopped after hitting a tree.
The driver of the Malibu, identified as Patti Atkinson of Elabell, and her unidentified passenger had to be rescued from the vehicle by the Hinesville Fire Department. A small child in the Malibu was not injured.
There were two people in the Montego and both were reportedly taken to Savannah hospitals.
Jungers said no charges are pending and Atkinson had to have surgery at Memorial for an injury to her leg.
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