5-Year-Old Child Dies in Decatur County Car Crash
Posted on Mar 24, 2012
A young child was killed in a Georgia car accident earlier this month. On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, two vehicles were involved in a crash around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Old Quincy Road and Hubert Dollar Drive.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Emily Newsome was waiting to make a left turn onto Huber Dollar Drive from Old Quincy when her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck driven by Bryan Harrell. Ms. Newsome's five-year-old nephew Remington Waldon was a passenger in her vehicle at the time of the accident.
Reports of the accident indicate that the force of the collision caused Ms. Newsome's Jeep to be thrown from the road and to hit a telephone pole. Mr. Harrell's pickup truck collided with a tree. Ms. Newsome's Jeep allegedly caught fire. Ms. Newsome was able to escape the vehicle and was taken to Memorial Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released. Her nephew was not able to escape the burning Jeep and died in the accident. It is not known if Mr. Harrell was injured in this Decatur County crash.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident. A spokesperson for the GSP has told the media that Mr. Harrell has been or will be charged in this crash and that drugs and alcohol are not suspected.
Our Atlanta accident attorneys extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Remington Waldon, and we wish everyone hurt in this accident a fast and complete recovery.