Two different families, two different locations, the same surprise: 'There’s a vehicle in my house!'


Around 4:40 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, the occupants of the home at 2676 Highway 192 South were suddenly awaken by a large crash. Arising from bed, they discovered a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck had crashed into their home.

The involved pick-up had left the roadway, traveled across the yard, ran through a wooden fence, knocked down a brick column, struck a parked vehicle in the carport, and continued into two walls at the corner of the house. The male driver of the pick-up received minor injuries and was treated by Emanuel County EMS. None of the home’s residents were injured. Considerable damage was inflected to the brick walls of the home. Electric power was cut due to the main electrical panel was damaged along with walls of the utility room and the kitchen area.

County firefighters from Swainsboro and Twin City responded, along with sheriff’s deputies. Georgia State Patrol investigated the crash.

Later that morning, a female driver of a Ford Explorer Sport Trac was injured when her vehicle left the roadway and overturned. At 11:02 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2, Emanuel County EMS, firefighters from Oak Park, and deputies from the sheriff’s office responded to 1161 Racket Town Road for the rollover crash. The driver was evaluated and transported by EMS to Meadows Regional Hospital. The crash was investigated by the sheriff’s office.

The following day, around 4:35 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, county EMS, firefighters from Twin City and sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash on Lambs Bridge Road by the vineyard. There, they located a 2018 Nissan Rogue in the middle of the roadway with heavy front-end damage. The male and female occupants reported they were not hurt. A Ford Crown Victoria was located on the shoulder with heavy damage to the left front end as well. The male occupant of the involved Ford was also uninjured. All were evaluated by EMS and refused transport. The roadway was closed in both directions for approximately one hour while two tow trucks recovered the vehicles. Sheriff’s deputies investigated the crash.

Around 2 a.m. on Monday, September 7, the residents of 76 North Poplar Street in Adrian had an unexpected visitor.  A 2009 Lexus IS250 containing three teenagers had crashed through the wall and was sitting in the family room.

Emanuel County firefighters from Adrian, along with Johnson County EMS and deputies, responded. The residents of the house were not injured. However, the three teenagers were all transported to Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin by EMS.

The southbound Lexus was out of control before passing MLK Jr. Dr., then crossed into the northbound lane, struck the curb, barely missed a fire hydrant, and hit and broke a telephone into three parts. The car next struck a tree and other items on the lawn, leaving a debris trail across the yard before punching through into the house. Damage to the house is extensive, both structurally and to the contents of the room.

The crash was investigated by Post 19 of the Georgia State Patrol.


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