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Leesburg accident pins woman against building

Sheriff’s Office investigator injured in Leesburg

LEESBURG — A Dougherty County woman was injured Thursday when her legs were pinned against the wall of a Dollar General Store in Leesburg.

Victoria Carwile, 60, told a Georgia State Patrol trooper that around 6:15 p.m. she attempted to park her 2005 Lexus LS 430 at Dollar General on Robert B Lee Drive in Leesburg when the vehicle jumped the curb and pinned a woman against the building wall.

Walter Spurlin, senior trooper with the Georgia State Patrol, said the victim, Julie Diann Wood, received severe injuries to both legs. Spurlin said Wood is an investigator for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office. She was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital where she was later reported to be in fair condition.

Spurlin said Carwile was traveling from Statesboro to Leesburg. Spurlin said the driver told him that her brakes had failed when she tried to bring her vehicle to a stop.

Spurlin said the victim was conscious and alert at the scene and told the trooper she thought she heard the car accelerating as it jumped the curb. Following the incident, Spurlin said he checked the Lexus’ brakes and found them to be in proper working order.

No charges have been filed.