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Five injured in two-car collision

Five people, including a pregnant woman and a boy, were injured in a two-vehicle collision in Thomson on April 6. The wreck sent all five persons to hospitals.

The wreck occurred shortly before 2 p.m. at the intersection of East Hill and Black streets, according to a report filed by Officer Don Hilson of the Thomson Police Department.

Three of the victims were trapped in a 2001 Honda Accord and had to be freed by firefighters and rescue members from the Thomson Fire Department who used special extrication tools.

Officer Hilson identified the driver of the Honda as Shaquille Sharnard Brown, of Thomson. The driver of the other vehicle involved, a 1992 Jeep Cherokee Sport, was Amanda E. Clark, of Gibson.

Both victims in the Jeep were taken by ambulance to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta, while the driver and two passengers in the Honda were taken by ambulances to the emergency room of McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson. All the victims were treated and later released.

Officer Hilson cited Mr. Brown for failure to yield right of way.

Meanwhile, a three-vehicle collision in front of Bi-Lo on Washington Road last Friday, injured a Thomson woman.

Thomson Police Sgt. Jammie Smith, who investigated the mishap that occurred about 5 p.m., identified the injured woman as Carsonic Lanette Parks, of Thomson.

The victim was the driver of a 1997 Ford Expedition. The other two vehicles involved was a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by George H. Marshall, of Appling and a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Thomas W. Valenteen, of Kingston, Ga.

Sgt. Smith levied a charge of following too closely against Mr. Valenteen, according to records.

Web posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010

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