2007-02-07 / Front Page

Wreck injured three on county road

Three injured after driver hydraplanes vehicle into a large tree on rain-covered roadway. Wreck injured three on county road Three injured after driver hydraplanes vehicle into a large tree on rain-covered roadway. Wreck injured three on county road Three victims were injured in an auto accident Thursday, February 1, when the auto they were in hit a tree.

The accident was reported to the 911 operator at approximately 4:13 p.m. that several people were injured on the Johnny Freeman Road.

The dispatcher sent the sheriff's deputy, the ambulance and fire and rescue units to the scene. When the units arrived, the occupants of the wrecked vehicle had been removed and were taken to a home just across the road from the wreck scene.

Sonya Denise Davis, 23, of 208 Timberlake Drive, Bainbridge, was driving her 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound on Johnny Freeman Road.

It appeared that the auto struck a pool of water in the roadway just south of Cook Road. The vehicle then hydroplaned across the southbound lane and began a clockwise movement and a spin as it left Johnny Freeman Road. The vehicle travelled down into a ditch and into a fence, being stopped by a large pine tree.

Ms. Davis was listed as being seriously injured when the vehicle struck the tree on the driver's side. Jaquez Davis, 5, and Jahreca, 2, were listed as visibly injured. They were all stabilized and taken to Miller County Hospital to the emergency room for treatment of their injuries.

According to the incident report, it was raining; the surface conditions were wet. The contributing factors causing the accident were the weather conditions, driver lost control of her vehicle, and she was travelling too fast for conditions. The report indicated that the driver was not wearing safety equipment, but the two young people were in a seat belt and a child safety seat in the back seat of the auto.

The vehicle was extensively damaged and taken off by wrecker. The vehicle took down a section of fence that had to be repaired since cattle were in the field.

Miller County Deputy Sheriff Brad Cox was the investigating officer in the incident.

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