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County intersection demands caution

August 28, 2007

Dougherty County --   After another serious wreck at a south Dougherty County intersection. A woman who lives nearby says it's time to make safety changes there.    

Early Saturday morning, truck hit a power pole at the intersection of Newton and Leary Roads. The driver was ejected, and the wreck knocked the caution light down and left debris in the road. That caused a second car to crash.

Jennifer Maloney lives at the corner and says serious crashes happen there all too often.   "So, unfortunately we hear every noise, we hear every scream. We see every tractor trailor that makes illegal u-turns and backs up on this major road here," said Maloney.    

Maloney says the intersection is dark and people often drive off the road and crash.

Three people were hurt in Saturday's crashes. Two of them remain hospitalized. 20-year old Clinton Tharpe of Albany is listed in serious condition. 19-year old Justine Kane of Apopka, Florida is in good condition.

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