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Two people injured in wreck

LPD cites both drivers in crash

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

An ambulance and police car Thursday sit on Vernon Street next to a 2006 Volvo S40, which was turning left from the LaGrange Car Wash on Vernon Street and collided with a 2005 Honda Accord, according to police.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WEB1113VernonAx1.jpgAn ambulance and police car Thursday sit on Vernon Street next to a 2006 Volvo S40, which was turning left from the LaGrange Car Wash on Vernon Street and collided with a 2005 Honda Accord, according to police. Melanie Ruberti | Daily News
Emergency personnel prepare to transport the driver of a Honda Accord that was traveling too fast up the center turn lane on Vernon Street, according to police, and collided with a Volvo S40 on Thursday. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and cited in the accident.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_WEB1113VernonAx2.jpgEmergency personnel prepare to transport the driver of a Honda Accord that was traveling too fast up the center turn lane on Vernon Street, according to police, and collided with a Volvo S40 on Thursday. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries and cited in the accident. Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGRANGE — Two women injured after the cars they were driving collided on Vernon Street in front of the LaGrange Car Wash just before 3 p.m. Thursday.

LaGrange Senior Police Officer Wesley Engle said the driver of a 2006 white Volvo S40 was leaving the car wash and attempting to turn left onto Vernon Street.

Engle said the traffic in the right lane nearest to her stopped to let her make the left turn.

But another motorist, driving a 2005 Honda Accord, was eastbound in the center lane on Vernon Street to catch the light at North Greenwood.

According to Engle, the driver of the Honda was traveling too fast and the two cars collided in the center lane.

Both drivers were taken by ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center complaining of back pain, the officer stated.

Engle said each driver was cited in the crash.

The driver of the Volvo was given a ticket for failure to yield the right of way, and the driver of the Honda for improper use of the center turn lane.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.