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Update: Six people injured in car crash

Wreck snarls traffic on New Franklin Road

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

A 2004 Jeep Wrangler sits on its side after being struck by a 2001 Plymouth Acclaim traveling in the Northbound lanes of New Franklin Road, said LaGrange Police Officer Wesley Engle. According to Engle, the driver of the Jeep was attempting to cross all four lanes of traffic and did not see the oncoming vehicle.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_WEB1023WalmartAx1.jpgA 2004 Jeep Wrangler sits on its side after being struck by a 2001 Plymouth Acclaim traveling in the Northbound lanes of New Franklin Road, said LaGrange Police Officer Wesley Engle. According to Engle, the driver of the Jeep was attempting to cross all four lanes of traffic and did not see the oncoming vehicle.

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LaGrange fire and AMR personnel work to get victims from a 2001 Plymouth Acclaim. Police Officer Wesley Engle said five people in the Plymouth, three adults and two children, plus the driver of a Jeep Wrangler it struck were all taken by ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center for minor injuries.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2015/10/web1_WEB1023WalmartAx2.jpgLaGrange fire and AMR personnel work to get victims from a 2001 Plymouth Acclaim. Police Officer Wesley Engle said five people in the Plymouth, three adults and two children, plus the driver of a Jeep Wrangler it struck were all taken by ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center for minor injuries.

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LaGRANGE — Six people are recovering Friday morning after their cars collided in the 800 block of New Franklin Road on Thursday.

The accident happened shortly before 11 a.m. in front of Fryer’s Tire Center at 808 New Franklin Road, near Walmart.

LaGrange Police Office Wesley Engle said a woman driving a 2004 silver Jeep Wrangler pulled out of the Fryer’s Tire parking lot and attempted to drive across all four lanes of traffic to one of the entrances of Walmart.

A 2001 Plymouth Acclaim northbound on New Franklin Road hit the front side of the Jeep, the officer said, causing it to spin around and flip on its side.

The Plymouth ended up crossing into the southbound lanes before it came to a stop in front of Walmart, according to Engle.

Five people in the Plymouth, three adults and two children, plus the driver of the Jeep were all taken by ambulance to West Georgia Medical Center with minor injuries, Engle stated.

The driver of the Jeep was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic.

Three lanes of New Franklin Road were closed for almost 45 minutes as crews cleaned the road.

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