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Gainesville man is involved in Statesboro wreck

POSTED: November 9, 2008 5:00 a.m.

A woman driving on the wrong side of the road early Saturday morning in Statesboro remains in stable, but serious condition after a collision with an oncoming car, police said.

Amanda Corley, 27, suffered "extensive lower extremity" injuries after a head-on collision with the driver of a 2002 Audi at about 1:09 a.m. Saturday on Veterans Memorial Parkway near Statesboro Circle, said Statesboro police Capt. Wendell Turner.

Corley was driving a 1999 Saturn eastbound in the westbound lane of Veterans Memorial Parkway when the collision occurred, Turner said. Statesboro police Officer Phillip A. Samples saw her driving on the wrong side of the road and began pursuing her, intending to pull her over, when he saw the accident, he said.

Kyle Johnson, 24, Barberry Hill Parkway, Gainesville, who had been driving the Audi, also was injured and taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, he said. Johnson’s injuries were serious, but not as extensive as Corley’s, he said. Johnson was admitted to the hospital for treatment.

Corley was taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center as well, but was flown to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah due to the extent of her injuries, Turner said.

The Jaws of Life were necessary to extricate both drivers from the wreckage.

The wreck remains under investigation, Turner said.



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