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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Not A Great Way To Start A Morning...

From the Rome News-Tribune:

A wrecker hit World Hi Fi's Home Store this morning after being involved in a crash with a pickup truck.

According to Tony Yarbrough of the Rome Police Department:

The driver of a 1984 Chevrolet pickup, Wanda Jean Couzzourt, was attempting to make a right turn onto Shorter from Burnett Ferry Road but turned too wide and entered the inside, left lane. Her vehicle struck a wrecker driven by Gene Boatfield of Boatfield's Wrecker Service.

The driver side door of Couzzourt's truck opened, and she was ejected onto the roadway. The truck went into Magic Wand Car Wash, where it struck some equipment, causing damage.

Meanwhile, Boatfield's wrecker continued east on Shorter, traveled approximately 365 feet -- crossing oncoming lanes -- and struck and broke a power pole. After another 175 feet or so, it hit World Hi Fi, with the cab coming to rest inside the store.

Couzzourt was taken to the hospital with what did not appear to be life-threatening

(contributed photo from Brian Pelfrey)
injuries. She was found at fault in the wreck for an improper right turn.

The wreck occurred before the store was open this morning, and no one was in the store. Employees said World Hi Fi is open for business today, and the hole is being covered.

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