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GSP: Infant safe after distracted driving leads to serious crash


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Nov. 23, 2021 - 11:19 AM

GSP: Infant safe after distracted driving leads to serious crash

Joe Adgie / The Newnan Times-Herald

A wrecker prepares to haul off the 2010 Hyundai Elantra that traveled off of the right edge of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Troopers believe distracted driving led to a car crash that led to a passenger being airlifted with serious injuries.

The crash occurred Monday afternoon just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of West Highway 16 and Ashley Woods Drive near Arnco Mills.

A 2010 Hyundai Elantra traveling east on Ga. 16 was negotiating a left curve when the car traveled off of the right edge of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

The unrestrained right-rear passenger was ejected through the rear window and landed in the roadway. He was airlifted to Atlanta Medical Center where his condition is unknown.

An infant was also involved in the crash, but was restrained in a car seat and appeared unharmed, investigators said. The child was taken to Egleston Hospital for evaluation.

Both the driver and front-seat passenger sustained minor injuries, troopers said.

The driver was identified as Andrea Hosmer of Grantville. Hosmer, 18, was cited with distracted driving and failure to maintain lane.