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Wrecks cause injuries in Long County
Three people were injured Tuesday in a head-on collision in Ludowici. - photo by Photo provided.
People were injured in separate wrecks in Long County this week.
According to Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Capt. Richard Truman, about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, a two car crashed at the corner of Macon and Mitchum roads in Ludowici.
Truman said he arrived to find a 1994 Buick Century and a 1993 Mazda 626 in the road after they collided head-on. The firefighter said the Buick likely had been headed toward Ludowici and the Mazda had been heading away from the city.
Truman said one person was in the Mazda, Jesup resident Robert Rian. Two people were in the Buick, Christy Peraza of Ludowici and an 8 to 10-year-old child whose identity was not reported.
Truman said the fire department used a jaws-of-life to get Rian out of his vehicle. He was treated by medical personnel at the scene. The captain said a helicopter was requested to carry patients, but it wasn’t available. All three victims were taken by Liberty/Long County EMS to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.
On Wednesday, Truman said the fire department also responded to a single-vehicle accident on Arnold Drive just after noon. According to the captain, little was known about this incident. He did say the wreck happened about a mile and half from the Liberty County line.
Truman said a female was ejected, when the male driver apparently lost control of the vehicle.
Due to the woman’s injuries, a helicopter ambulance was called in, Truman said, and the landing zone established at the old airport in Hinesville. The woman was flown to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.
Truman did not know the condition of any of the patients as of Thursday afternoon.
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