One injured in two-vehicle wreck

by Wes Mayer

A woman was injured in an accident Tuesday morning after a collision caused her vehicle to overturn off the road at Ga. Highway 34 and Fischer Road in eastern Coweta County.

Emergency personnel responded to the accident at the intersection of Highway 34 and Fischer Road around 7:18 a.m., according to Assistant Chief Mitch Coggin with the Coweta County Fire Department. When they arrived, they found two vehicles involved in an accident, and one of the drivers entrapped inside her vehicle.

The accident occurred when Star Arvizo, who was driving an Isuzu lawn care truck traveling west on Highway 34, made a left turn onto Fischer and collided with a Chevrolet Blazer traveling eastbound in the right-hand lane, said Georgia State Patrol Corporal Katie Thompson. After the impact, the Blazer began to rotate, travel off the road, completely overturn and collide with the pedestrian signal and traffic signal box.

According to Thompson, the Blazer came to a rest at an upright position, but the driver was injured and entrapped. Emergency responders used the jaws of life hydraulic rescue tool to remove the roof from the Blazer and extricate the driver, and she was transported by helicopter to Atlanta Medical Center.

Arvizo did not suffer any injuries but was charged with failure to yield while turning left, Thompson said. When Thompson recently checked on the female driver at the hospital, she was talking and reportedly in good condition.

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