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Car hits semi-truck on Highway 133

July 12, 2006

Dougherty County - - A woman was critically injured after her car ran into a semi-truck a little after 7:00 a.m. The crash delayed traffic on Highway 133 for hours and drew crowds of people wondering what happened.

The impact was loud and forceful enough to wake resident Mary Brown from her sleep. "It woke me up. I just heard this big bang and I said oh my god someone just had an accident so I look out the window and I see smoke and all this debris and stuff."

She didn't have to go far. It was right outside her front door. "For some reason the small passenger car was passing a second vehicle and for some reason unknown to us right now it passed on the left into the path of a semi-truck," says Lt. Tom Jackson of Dougherty County Police.

The wreck halted traffic on the road. "We had to re-divert traffic because the semi-truck was completely across all lanes," he says.

It took two large wrecker trucks to remove the semi. One small one to remove the small convertible - just after EMS had to cut through the car to rescue the victim.

"It was heartbreaking to see that. It really was. This lady was in there unconscious, it was devastating." It's a memory Brown hopes to soon forget. "The worst thing I've ever seen."

Dougherty County Police were unable to talk to the victim because she was unconscious. The driver of the semi-truck was also taken to the hospital, though he only suffered a small bruise on his head.

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