Two transported to hospital following wreck at Moreland Road Elementary

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

Two people sustained what appears to be minor injuries resulting from a Monday afternoon collision in the Moreland Road Elementary School car rider line.

According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred when school was dismissing for the day.

“The child was getting in grandmother’s car. In a car behind the grandmother’s car, the driver got the gas and brake mixed up and rather than step on the brake, they stepped on the gas. When they did, the car lunged into the vehicle the child was getting into,” Jones said. “The child was not actually struck by the car. They just complained that their foot was injured.”

The grandmother’s vehicle was struck in the rear.

“The child complained of an injury to the foot, and the grandmother who was picking that child up complained of neck and back injuries,” Jones said.

Deputies of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office did respond to the school, but because the incident happened on private property, no citations were issued.

The student and the grandmother were transported by ambulance to the emergency room of Spalding Regional Hospital.

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