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Sheriff: Wreck caught on dash cam points out importance of driver safety

A dangerous wreck caught on a deputy's dashcam in Sumter County pointed out the need for safe driving. (Source: Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office) A dangerous wreck caught on a deputy's dashcam in Sumter County pointed out the need for safe driving. (Source: Sumter Co. Sheriff's Office)
Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith said the crash shows the importance of paying attention behind the wheel. (Source: WALB) Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith said the crash shows the importance of paying attention behind the wheel. (Source: WALB)
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

A dangerous wreck caught on a deputy's dash cam in Sumter County pointed out the need for safe driving.

Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith said the crash shows the importance of paying attention behind the wheel.

Earlier this week, a Sumter County Sheriff's Deputy was sitting at the intersection of McLittle Bridge Road and Highway 19, making traffic stops.

He had his dash cam rolling, which caught the wreck as it happened.

A car pulled up to the stop sign on McLittle Bridge Road at the intersection.

The video shows another car headed north on Highway 19, and you can see that driver try to swerve as the other car pulled out.

The cars ended up crashing.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital but are recovering.

Sheriff Smith said Friday that this shows how important it is to follow the rules of the road and avoid distracted driving.

"You look down the road, you look left, you look right. You look back left. That's the way you were supposed to be taught," said Sheriff Smith. "They don't realize that closing speed..that car's running 70 or 75. Next thing you know, it's right on top of you when you start to pull out."

Georgia State Troopers said charges for both drivers could be filed, pending the investigation.

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