A 22-year-old Georgia College student is hospitalized in Macon after being struck by a car on South Wayne Street in downtown Milledgeville early Sunday, authorities say.
It marked the second pedestrian to be hit and injured by a vehicle within two days in Baldwin County. A Milledgeville man, suspected of drunk driving, wrecked his car and later laid in the roadway where he was eventually run over by a vehicle.
Sgt. First Class Robbie Roberson, commander of the Georgia State Patrol post in Milledgeville, said the most recent pedestrian accident critically injured Summer Dorsey, of Fayetteville.
Dorsey had gotten out of a car, crossed in front of the car on South Wayne Street and made it to the sidewalk, Roberson said.
“As the driver of the car is pulling off — that she had just gotten out of — she turns around and runs back toward that car like maybe she forgot something,” Roberson said. “As it turned out, she darted out into the traffic and was hit by another car.”
Roberson said Dorsey was treated at the scene of the 12:20 a.m. accident by firefighters/first responders with Milledgeville Fire Rescue and personnel with Grady Emergency Medical Services. The injured woman was later taken by ambulance to the Navicent Health Baldwin hospital emergency department before she was transferred to The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon.
Roberson said the Milledgeville Police Department requested the state patrol investigate the accident.
Trooper First Class Shawn Tapley investigated both pedestrian accidents.
Roberson said Dorsey was struck by a Honda Accord driven by Adrianna Reaves, of Warthen in neighboring Washington County.
“The accident did not happen in the crosswalk,” Roberson said. “It happened in the roadway.”
The first of the two weekend accidents involving pedestrians happened about 3 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Lake Laurel Road and Gum Cemetery Road.
Roberson identified that victim as 26-year-old Montavis Webster, of Mitchell Street, Milledgeville. He was treated at the scene by firefighters/first responders with Baldwin County Fire Rescue and personnel with Grady Emergency Medical Services.
Webster was later flown by an AirEvac helicopter from Baldwin County to The Medical Center, Navicent Center in Macon.
Roberson said Webster since has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to stop at a stop sign.
“This guy was on Gum Cemetery Road headed toward Lake Laurel Road,” according to Roberson. “He did not stop or slow down for the stop sign and then flew across the ditch in his car and then about 30 or 40 yards down in the woods.”
Webster was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus.
The driver managed to get out of his car and walk eight-tenths of a mile before he flagged down the driver of a car and told the driver that he was hurt because he had just wrecked his car, Roberson said.
“He then falls down in the road,” Roberson said.
A short time later, a man in a Dodge 2500 pickup truck came along and hit the man lying in the roadway because he didn’t see him, Roberson said.
“The driver of the pickup truck thought the driver of the car that was stopped in the roadway had hit a deer,” Roberson said. “He didn’t see the guy laying in the roadway. So, he eases up to talk to the driver and runs over the guy because he didn’t see him.”
The driver of the truck was identified as Timothy Ray Stephens, of Sparta. No charges were filed against him.