Auto accidents are an unfortunate occurrence in everyday life. The statistics are sobering: in 2015, there were 385,221 automobile crashes which led to 19,405 serious injuries in Georgia, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. There were also 1,430 fatalities, which is up 22.8% increase from the previous year.
The Newnan Times-Herald reports on a serious accident that occurred over the weekend, leaving two people badly injured. The crash closed W. Highway 16 for an hour during the investigation. The accident occurred just after 8 a.m. on September 24th on Highway 16. 22-year-old Keegan Lenderman and her passenger, 21-year-old Kelsey Smith, both of Newnan were traveling eastbound on Highway 16 in a Toyota Corolla. A Nissan Altima was struck by the Corolla while attempting to pull out onto the highway from Arnco Main Street. After the collision, the Corolla veered into the woods.
The driver of the Altima, who remains unnamed, was taken by ambulance to Piedmont Newnan Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Lenderman and Smith were airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center. Their condition was not immediately known. According to family members, they are recovering but remain hospitalized.
Data taken from both cars will be sent to the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team. They will hopefully be able to determine the speed the Corolla was traveling at and which direction the Altima was attempting to turn onto Highway 16.
Charges may still be pending, depending on the outcome of the accident investigation.
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