Three students injured heading to school.
Three students injured heading to school.

Wreck Injures Student In Front of Troup High

A Troup High student was airlifted and three more people were injured during vehicle collision that occurred Friday morning near the school entrance.

The collision occurred shortly before 8:13 a.m., when officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to reports of an accident with injuries in front of Troup High School on Hamilton Road.

Officers arrived to find a two vehicle collision and injured individuals from both vehicles.

Police say a green Honda Accord, occupied by the driver and two other student passengers, turned in front of a grey Chevrolet Silverado truck as it passed the high school.

The adult driver of the Chevrolet truck stated she was in the left most lane travelling south past the school when the Honda turned directly in front of her into the high school, causing the collision.

The front seat passenger in the Honda suffered an apparent head injury and was airlifted to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus.

Police say the airlifted victim was unresponsive at the scene and his condition is unknown at this time.

The two other occupants of the Honda and the driver of the pickup truck were transported via ambulance to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Accident investigators say that separate witnesses indicated that the driver of the Honda saw the oncoming truck and hesitated once they realized the collision was imminent, but accelerated anyway and the collision occurred.

The southbound portion of Hamilton Road was closed for more than an hour while LaGrange Police investigated the wreck.

The author of this article can be reached via email at info@troupcountynews.net.

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