One of the things that really made me sad yesterday was knowing that the crosswalk at Baxter and Milledge was only 2 "houses" away from where this incident occurred. I travel down this area of Milledge every single day and there are always people crossing the street outside of crosswalks, darting out in front of traffic. There have been times when people have run out in front of me and I really didn't see them. It's scary! Years ago I used to be guilty of getting in the left turn lane early because I was simply impatient. I can say that I have been guilty of both turning early and jaywalking before in my life. Seeing this horrible accident firsthand yesterday will make me an even more cautious driver and pedestrian in the future. So many times we make split second decisions that could change our lives forever.posted @ Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 06:53
@mh337 - I am so sorry to hear the one young lady is in a coma. It breaks my heart! My friends and I were helping at the site and I've been following the story to find out what happened to her. So tragic. Prayers to her and the family.posted @ Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 00:06
I was there when the accident happened....no bus involved, but it was raining at the time. Two females and a male were apparently crossing the street (looked as if they were jogging) around 4:45 during "rush hour" traffic (not in a crosswalk) and the two females were hit by the driver. I've seen wreck after wreck at this location with drivers entering the turn lane much too soon and also witnessed people crossing the street where they shouldn't. It was a terrible accident either way. Everyone should use caution....drivers and pedestrians. Praying for the young lady in ICU.posted @ Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 00:02
Summary: Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Madison County had six players named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State teams last week. Georgia State signees Randee Bettis and Ivie Drake were named to the first team, along with Dani Lukas. Columbus State signee Bri Carr made the second team with Alexis Damron and Haley Gordon.Bettis and Drake will play in the North-South All-Star game in Rome, Ga. in June.
Summary: Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Athens Academy's Anna Buchanan earned the Sportsmanship award at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour's Tournament of Champions, which finished on Sunday. Buchanan was the Banner-Herald's Girls Golfer of the Year in 2012.