Man crashes his van into Hwy. 29 church

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Photo by Jeffrey Leo

The driver of this work van sustained serious head injuries after the vehicle ran into a church on u.s. highway 29 south of Newnan. 


A driver was injured Tuesday after he drove his work van into a church south of Newnan.

Around 3:38 p.m., Coweta County emergency personnel responded to the New Beginning Faith Ministry Church, 1067 U.S. Highway 29 South, in reference to a single-vehicle accident. According to Assistant Chief Mitch Coggin with the Coweta County Fire Department, the driver of the vehicle, a white Ford panel van, suffered from a head injury after his vehicle struck the corner of the church.

According to public safety radio traffic, the driver was not restrained in his seat when the van he was driving hit the church, and he struck his head on the windshield, leaving a large laceration on his forehead.

The driver was traveling northbound on U.S. 29 when he may have lost control and swerved off the left-hand side of the road into the church.

The church, which was struck in the front right corner, received minor damages, Coggin said.

Coweta Emergency Medical Service transported the victim to Newnan-Coweta Airport–Whitlock Field near Moreland where he was subsequently airlifted by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center.

Authorities don’t know what caused the driver to swerve off the road. The accident is being investigated by authorities with the Georgia State Patrol.



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