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Four people hurt in wreck on Wares Cross Road

Infant, woman airlifted to area hospitals

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Medical personnel prepare the driver of a Toyota Camry to be airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment. Troopers said the woman was trapped inside the car before firefighters extracted her.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Crash-021.jpgMedical personnel prepare the driver of a Toyota Camry to be airlifted to a regional hospital for treatment. Troopers said the woman was trapped inside the car before firefighters extracted her. Melanie Ruberti | Daily News
A Toyota Camry damaged in a wreck Thursday sits on a tow truck. All four occupants, including an infant, were injured.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Crash-060.jpgA Toyota Camry damaged in a wreck Thursday sits on a tow truck. All four occupants, including an infant, were injured. Melanie Ruberti | Daily News
A Volkswagen sedan damaged in a wreck Thursday sits on a tow truck.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Crash-062.jpgA Volkswagen sedan damaged in a wreck Thursday sits on a tow truck. Melanie Ruberti | Daily News

LaGRANGE — A 16-year-old driver may be cited for causing a collision just after 4 p.m. Thursday at New Franklin and Wares Cross roads, according to troopers with the Georgia State Patrol.

Four people, including a baby, were injured in the wreck.

GSP said all four victims were inside a dark blue Toyota Camry traveling southbound on New Franklin Road.

As the Camry approached the intersection of Wares Cross Road, a black Volkswagen sedan, driven by the teen, in the northbound lane of New Franklin Road turned left in front of the vehicle, a trooper at the scene told the Daily News.

According to the trooper, the collision caused the driver of the Camry to veer off the road and into a steep ditch.

The female driver was trapped inside the car, said GSP.

Troup County Firefighters rushed to the scene to extricate her from the vehicle.

The Georgia State Patrol said the woman and the baby were both airlifted in separate helicopters — which landed at Hillcrest Elementary School — to area hospitals for treatment. Their conditions were unavailable this morning.

The other two passengers inside the Camry, which troopers said were the infant’s parents, were transported by ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center for treatment.

GSP said the 16-year-old driver was uninjured.

Troopers are still investigating the crash and said they will be talking to more people who witnessed the collision before issuing any citations.

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