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3 injured in 2-car collision in PTC

A two-car collision Friday afternoon on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City across from the Publix supermarket resulted in non-life-threatening injuries to all three people traveling in the vehicles.

The Toyota Avalon driven by Peachtree City resident William Brackin, 64, was traveling west on Hwy. 54 at approximately 4:12 p.m. when it collided with a vehicle driven by Peachtree City resident Madelyn Hodgin, 71, at the intersection at Broken Bow Drive near the Publix and CVS stores, according to Sgt. Mitch Howard with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Howard said it is believed that Brackin ran the red light and struck the passenger side of Hodgin’s Toyota Avalon as it crossed the intersection traveling northbound. The impact of the collision pushed Hodgin’s vehicle onto the grass where it came to rest near the CVS monument sign situated a short distance from the roadway.

Peachtree City resident Therese Ocheltree, 76, the passenger in Hodgin’s vehicle, was entrapped and had to be extricated by public safety personnel, Howard said.  

All three individuals in the accident were conscious and alert at the scene and no one sustained life-threatening injuries, Howard said. Hodgin and Brackin were transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital while Ocheltree was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, said Howard.

Charges in the accident pertaining to running the traffic signal are pending, Howard said.

The large number of officers, fire and EMS personnel at the scene was a result of the accident occurring on the county line, Howard said.



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