Woman jumps from van after vehicle’s brakes fail

by Wes Mayer

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Newnan Police officials are investigating an accident where a driver jumped out of her van while it was in motion, and the vehicle then rolled across U.S. 29 and struck a building Thursday afternoon.

Emergency medical responders were first dispatched to the Little Giant Farmers Market on Jackson Street/U.S. 29 N. to treat a woman who had been run over by a vehicle, according to public safety radio traffic. When authorities arrived, however, they found the woman was injured after she’d jumped out of her van while it was in motion.

According to authorities at the scene, the woman was driving away from the Little Giant and found her van’s brakes were not working, so she jumped out of her vehicle. The vehicle then rolled across Highway 29, not hitting any other vehicles, and continued for a distance before it collided with a building.



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