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Twiggs County First Responder involved in accident on I-16

There were no significant injuries reported.

A Twiggs County first responder was in an accident on I-16 Thursday evening.

The accident happened around 6:30 p.m. and it was raining at the time of the accident, according to a Georgia State Patrol news release.

A Chevrolet Trailblazer was heading west at mile marker 11 when the driver, a female from Newnan, Georgia lost control of the car, hitting a cable barrier.

After hitting the cable, the car landed in the median and partially in the emergency lane.

Twiggs County First Responder, Larry Spires III was also traveling west and watched the crash happen.

When he pulled over to call for help, another took place.

A Ford Focus, driven by someone from Macon, was traveling west. The driver tried to avoid hitting the Trailblazer, but could not stop in time.

The car hit the Trailblazer, which hit the vehicle that Spires was in.

Spires was still able to help the driver and passenger in the Ford Focus.

He was then transported to the Medical Center Navicent Health to be evaluated. He was released on Friday with no significant injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet Trailblazer was cited for failure to maintain lane and the driver of the Ford Focus was cited for driving too fast for conditions.

Twiggs County Sheriff’s Office and CHAMPS both assisted in managing traffic on I-16 while the Georgia State Patrol conducted the on-scene investigation.

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