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Car accident was not 'almost routine'
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Editor, After reading your article about the accident where a school bus hit the rear of a pickup driven by an off-duty Liberty County Sheriff’s Office deputy,  I felt like I needed to add more details.
Stephen Wingate, the driver of the pickup, is my son. His girlfriend, Skyler Deloach, who was in the front passenger seat, is 33 weeks pregnant with my granddaughter.
The accident was not an “almost routine accident,” as the Georgia State Patrol troopers reported. After the truck was rear-ended by the school bus, it then proceeded to flip three times.
Skyler was kept overnight at Liberty hospital with contractions caused by the trauma.  Delivering a baby at 33 weeks is not an “almost routine accident.” Does there have to be a death before an accident is considered severe? What if the bus had more than a “handful” of children on it? I’m sure the injuries would have been worse.
If your paper is trying to stop the spread of rumors, please don’t continue to report this serious accident as “almost routine.” I could have lost my son, Skyler and my unborn granddaughter, Kinsley.

— Christina Owens, Jesup
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