13th Street reopens after crash sends officer, others to hospital

Cpl. Jason Payne sustained injuries during a car collision on 13th street.
Cpl. Jason Payne sustained injuries during a car collision on 13th street.((Source: WRDW))
Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 11:05 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A traffic accident involving a sheriff’s deputy injured several people and blocked traffic into and out of Georgia on 13th Street for a time Tuesday.

According to Georgia State Patrol, Cpl Jason Payne was traveling west on Reynolds St approaching 13th St. A black Nissan Pathfinder was traveling northbound on 13th St approaching Reynolds St.

The driver of the Pathfinder failed to stop for the red light and proceeded into the intersection as Payne made his way into the intersection. Both vehicles collided. Witnesses on the scene confirmed that Payne had the green light at the time of the crash.

After impact, the Pathfinder overturned and landed upright.

Officials say Payne sustained non-life threatening injuries to his lower abdomen, back, and from the seatbelt.

All occupants inside of the Nissan Pathfinder including an adult female driver, adult female passenger, and adult male in the rear seat had minor injuries. Those were also non life threatening.

Two juveniles who were in the 3rd row of the vehicle were in child safety seats and did not sustain injuries.

The driver of the Nissan Pathfinder was cited for Disregarding a Traffic Control Device and Driving with a Suspended License,

All traffic into and out of Georgia and South Carolina was blocked for a time on Thirteenth at Reynolds, but was flowing again by 12:45 p.m.

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