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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - What a mess on the bypass in Albany this afternoon as heavy rain fell, cars skidded and slammed into each other. Near the Jefferson Street exit, there were several chain reaction wrecks and one involving a police car.

Eight crashes happened within half a mile of each other around 5:00 Thursday afternoon. Tangela Hill was headed south on the bypass and says her car hydroplaned. She hit an Albany Police car that was stopped for another wreck.

CPL Larold Dent was sitting in the police car and had to be taken to a hospital. He didn't have to stay and he's okay. On the other side of the bypass near the median,  three cars collided.

One woman in that wreck had to go to the hospital. 

"I was real frightened because this is the first big accident I've ever been in," said Tangela Hill. "The airbags exploded and burnt my arm and my neck but thank the Lord I'm okay."

"I was freaking out because it was my first wreck and I didn't know what to do," said Ashley Howell. "I saw her get out with a baby and I thought I hurt a baby. I was just scared. "

The baby and the mom are expected to be okay. It's been a bad week for CPL Larold Dent. He was in another wreck last Thursday on U.S. 19 at Ledo Road. He was responding to a three car crash when a car ran into him. He was not at fault in that wreck or the one today.


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