Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision in Toombs County
Three persons were injured in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Georgia Highways 130 and 4 in rural Toombs County on Thursday, November 5, shortly after 7 p.m. Kurt Patrick Hofmann, 60, of Vidalia was traveling east on Georgia Highway 130 approaching Georgia Highway 4 when he crossed into the path of a car being operated by Kathy Riner, 54, of Swainsboro. Riner was headed north on Highway 4 when she collided with Hofmann’s vehicle. After impact, Riner’s vehicle rotated clockwise, struck a stop sign at Georgia 4 and Resmando Road, and came to an uncontrolled final rest near Resmando Road. After impact, Hofmann’s vehicle rotated counterclockwise and traveled 77 feet, coming to an uncontrolled final rest in a ditch.
The Georgia State Patrol, which investigated, reported that Riner’s left foot was pinned in the wreckage and she had to be extricated by emergency workers. Hofmann, Riner and a passenger in the Riner vehicle, Jason Wilcher, 35, of Twin City, were transported to Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia for treatment.