Mother, infant injured in early Monday traffic accident

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
An early Monday car accident resulted in an infant being flown to an Atlanta area hospital.
The accident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Wagers Mill Road and Georgia Highway 16 (Carrollton Hwy.), according to Lieutenant Keith Addis with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.
James Smith, 29, of Newnan was northbound on Wagers Mill in a 1996 Honda Accord when he told authorities he had a mechanical malfunction and went through the stop sign, the lieutenant said. As Smith went into the intersection, he was hit by an eastbound Honda CRV driven by Cindy Craig, 30, of Whitesburg.
The impact resulted in Craig's car overturning, Addis said. An infant in the vehicle, who was in a child seat, was taken out and flown to Children's Hospital of Atlanta at Egleston. Craig was taken to Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton by ground ambulance.
"Units arrived on scene to find a two-vehicle accident with both vehicles in the ditch and one of them upside down," said Assistant Fire Chief Mitch Coggin with the Coweta County Fire Department. "Bystanders had assisted the occupants out of all vehicles prior to the fire department arriving on scene. The vehicle that was upside down was occupied by a mother and an infant."
 Smith was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign, Addis said.

More Local

Avoiding plane crashes as air traffic doubles

NEW YORK (AP) — More travelers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an eve ... Read More


AAMCO locating new training center in Shenandoah

AAMCO, the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and a leader in total car care, will open its new AAMCO University in Cow ... Read More


10 Things to Know for Today

our daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR ENTERS FOURTH WEE ... Read More


Missing Teen Found Safe

The 13-year-old girl reported missing on July 23 was found by authorities over the weekend and returned to her home. Karianna Cabello was fo ... Read More


Armed robbery suspect sought by Peachtree City authorities

In the early morning hours of July 27, Peachtree City Police officers responded to a residence on Abrell Woods Court after a reported armed ... Read More

Property values increase, school system millage rate to stay same

The Coweta County School System is maintaining its millage rate of 18.59 for the 2014 property taxes. The county’s overall tax digest ... Read More