November 27, 2020

Accident near Heard/Carroll line leaves two injured

Drivers of two vehicles were injured yesterday afternoon in an accident on U.S. HWY 27 near the Carroll County line.

The Georgia State Patrol report indicated that a 2000 Ford pickup truck driven by 69-year-old Jerry Bussey, of Franklin, was attempting to turn left on to Gum Creek Airport Road and turned into the path of a 1998 Chrysler Sebring.

Caney head 005The Sebring was driven by 21-year-old Leah M. Alexander of Carrollton.

The crash occurred at 12:48 p.m. and resulted in injuries to both drivers who were transported to Tanner Hospital in Carrollton.

Bussey’s granddaughter, Caity Bailey, said today that her grandfather had a lot of soreness and swelling, but overall no major injuries. He was released from Tanner at about 7:00p.m. yesterday.

Sources also indicate that Alexander was released from the hospital shortly after being admitted with minor injuries.

Bussey was charged with failing to yield while turning left. 



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