Man in hospital after running into logging truck

August 24, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---A Thomson man was sent to the hospital after his car ran into the logs on a logging truck on Bobby Jones Expressway this morning at 6:25 am.

At around 6:25, 66-year-old George Edwards was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus eastbound on Bobby Jones. He was between the Milledgeville Road and Glenn Hills Drive overpasses when he ran into the logs on the back of a truck headed the same direction.

The truck was operating legally, with flags and lights on the logs.

Edwards was life-flighted to MCG. He was listed as critical with head injuries.

The driver of the truck was 44-year-old Jeffrey Bessinger of Lincolnton.

Bobby Jones near Mike Padgett Highway was down to one lane and traffic was backed up.

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