With all of the abnormal and copious amounts of rain pouring into the county over this Christmas holiday, accident reports have gone up drastically and people are having difficulty in controlling their cars or trucks. It is scary out there on the streets right now and you must take every precaution to avoid serious injury or death. Sadly, accidents in weather like this still do occur and cause injuries in the process.
On the afternoon of Monday, December 28, a truck traveling on Greenville Road out past the mall of LaGrange and the Callaway Church, hit a slippery patch of water on the road, went off the side into a ditch, and came to a hard stop when he collided head on with a tree.
One of the passengers from the truck was able to exit the vehicle and flag down another car to help. As a woman was stopping to come to the aid of the people in the truck, she was struck from behind by another vehicle coming down the road.
These two separate accidents resulted in injuries but the severity of those injuries is unknown at this time. Officers were rushing to try and clear the scene and rush to the hospital to check on the conditions of all of those injured. All of this chaos occurred as rain still continued to fall as we here in Troup County experience flooding and rain damage the likes of which we have never seen before.
City officials, county officials, public servants, and we here at Troup County News urges everyone to please be safe while you are traveling out and about this holiday season. As of this writing, we are still under an Area Flood Watch until 7:00 AM on the morning of Thursday, December 31. Please take as many precautions as you can and drive safely on these wet, slippery roads.
Jeremy Andrews Staff Writer