Family reacts to bad collision on Bobby Jones

By: Chris Thomas Email
By: Chris Thomas Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock, January 17, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Slick roads and cold temps lead to a mid-morning wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway. It left two women in the hospital. At least one of them is fighting for her life. News 12 has family reaction.

A grief stricken husband and brother surveyed the damage Thursday after an accident on Bobby Jones Expressway that left their loved one fighting for her life. The time is especially difficult as Javier Perez says he'd just spoken with his sister in law Priscilla Wednesday night. "I called everybody because I know the roads are dangerous," said Perez.

Slick roads and cold temperatures made for a dangerous combination. Bobby Jones was a virtual parking lot after the crash. Priscilla is believed to have lost control...crossed the median into oncoming traffic. She was then hit by a woman driving a Chevy Malibu. Javier rushed to the scene. "That's right somebody call us...I guess police call us and tell about it...so we come here quickly."

But the two women had already been taken to M.C.G. Hospital. Priscilla's husband was too shaken to go on camera. He left the scene with his wife's purse. She was heading to work. "People trying to get back and forth to lunch or to work and things like that...speed is what messes everybody up when it's like this outside," said Deputy Wesley Powell.

A tragic day for the Perez family and this is just part of their troubles. "We are going to cite the female at fault for driving while unlicensed and failure to maintain lanes." said Deputy Powell.

But Javier says that's the least of their concern. The familyis just praying Priscilla comes home. "I hope we have God today with us," said Javier.

37 year old Connie Dowling of Augusta was the driver of the other vehicle. She is now suffering from a broken leg. Priscilla is listed in critical condition.


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  • by MAUREEN Location: AUGUSTA on Jan 18, 2008 at 06:43 PM
    I PRAY TO GOD FOR PRICILA'S HEALTH. AND I KNOW GOD ITS THERE FOR THIS FAMILY. ITS JUST SOOOOO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT ACCIDENTS LIKE THESE WHEN THERES A SISTER, FRIEND, MOTHER, WIFE, AND DAUGHTER IN THE HOSPITAL FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AND THE ONLY THING THAT THIS POLICE OFFICER IS WORRYING ABOUT ITS HOPING SHE'LL MAKE IT JUST TO TAKE HER TO COURT. I GUESS HE DOESN'T HAVE A FAMILY. OR EVEN A MOTHER. I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN ABOUT SAFETY; BUT COME ON!!!!! HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR OTHERS PEOPLE PAIN. I GUESS SOME PEOPLE DON'T BELIVE SOMETHING THIS BAD COULD HAPPEND TO THEIR PERFECT LITTLE FAMILIES. MI HERMANA Y YO ESTAMOS RESANDOLE MUCHO A DIOS POR TU SALUD.
  • by TASHA Location: NORTH AUGUSTA on Jan 18, 2008 at 01:45 PM
    I KNOW THE PEREZ FAMILY AND I REALLY HOPE GOD HELPS THEM AND HER SHE HAS A BABY GIRL THAT NEEDS HER I AM PRAYING FOR CUZ I KNOW HOW IT FEELS TO IN THE HOSPITAL CUZA VERY BAD CAR ACCIDENT AND TO BE IN HER SITUATION I'VE BEEN THROUGH THAT AND THANK GOD AND EVERYONES PRAYERS I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT IT! MAY GOD BE WITH HER AND HER FAMILY
  • by Tina Location: McGhee on Jan 17, 2008 at 05:40 PM
    I dont know these familys,BUT THEY ARE IN MY PRAYERS,my GOD BE WITH THEM...
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