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Loganville Man Falls Asleep at Wheel, Runs Head On Into Police Car in Grayson

He was cited for failing to maintain lane and driving on the wrong side of the road

Gwinnett County police report that a 50-year-old Loganville man was involved in the wreck on S.R. 20 in Grayson that sent both drivers to the hospital.

"At about 5:00 a.m., Ofc. H. McCall was involved in a head-on collision at the intersection of Grayson Pkwy (S.R. 20) and Brackin Trace," Cpl. Jake Smith, spokesperson for GCPD said in the relase. "This intersection is at the entrance of Starling Elementary School."

Smith said James Snyder, 50, of Loganville, was in a black Acura passenger car and McCall, in his patrol car, was stopped in the left turn lane of Grayson Parkway, northbound.

"Snyder was traveling south on Grayson Pkwy. Snyder’s vehicle crossed into northbound lanes at the intersection and hit the concrete median. His vehicle hit a sign on the median, just before striking the patrol car head-on," Smith said in the release. "Both drivers were transported to Gwinnett Medical Center with minor injuries.  It is likely they will both be released today."
 
Smith said Snyder was found at fault for the accident and cited for failure to maintain a single lane and driving on the wrong side of the road.

"Alcohol and speed were not factors in this accident. It appears that Snyder fell asleep at the wheel," Smith reported.

Michelle Couch November 30, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Meanwhile on the detour route that many commuters entertained, a Gwinnett County Police Office was parked in the median and blocking the left turn lane on Bennett Road while shooting radar...,. Yea - I went there. I hope that both parties involved in the accident this morning recover quickly.
Nadine December 01, 2012 at 09:54 PM
I'm glad they're both OK. Even though they did rob me of some precious workout time. I was on my way to the gym at around 6:55am, and the Grayson Highway/Grayson Parkway intersection was backed up for about 10 minutes.

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