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Impairment suspected in high-speed Georgia crash

A witness describes a sports car passing him on Ocean Boulevard on St. Simons Island, Georgia, at a rate of speed approximately three to four times the limit. He describes himself as lucky to have escaped injury when the vehicle missed him by about a foot as he stood on the sidewalk.

Continuing his walk early Saturday evening, the pedestrian recognized the same vehicle after a collision with a minivan. The sports car's driver and a passenger, both women, are dead as a result of the crash, and two occupants of the minivan are in the hospital in critical condition. The accident occurred near St. Simons Elementary School in an area where the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour. The witness claims that the sports car passed him at a speed of about 70 to 80 miles per hour.

Not only was the sports car reportedly speeding, it also occupied a portion of the other traffic lane. As a result, the 50-year-old female driver of the minivan had no choice but to make efforts to avoid impact. Nevertheless, her efforts were unsuccessful, and the sports car struck the front of the minivan on the passenger side, instantly killing the two female occupants of the sports car.

Helicopters were necessary to transport the minivan driver and her 57-year-old male passenger to a hospital in Savannah for treatment. They both remained hospitalized and in critical condition as of the last available report. 

The driver of the sports car was a 28-year-old woman, and her passenger was 25. They had just departed the beach at the time of the crash, and the high rate of speed at which they were traveling leads authorities to believe that alcohol was a factor. People who have sustained injuries in a high-speed crash may wish to discuss the case with an attorney.

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