Woman charged in crash that hurt Marietta coach
by Associated Press Wire
July 11, 2013 03:59 PM | 2929 views | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police have charged a Cobb County woman in a wreck that left a Marietta cheerleading coach seriously injured.

Police say Patricia Evans of Kennesaw was driving 72 mph on May 13 when she ran a red light at an intersection in Marietta and her vehicle slammed into one driven by Chris Gage.

Evans, who turned herself in Wednesday, is charged with serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, speeding and violation of a traffic control device. Jail records show she posted $5,000 bond and was released around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Gage was in a coma for days after the accident and spent weeks in the hospital. He recently moved to the Shepherd Center to continue his recovery.

Gage is a coach for the Stingrays cheerleading organization.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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dont mess w football
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July 12, 2013
Had Gage been an optician, this rather typical car crash would have gone unreported unless it fit the anti-Mexican agenda.

However, as impossible as it may seem to for anything to be more important to people around here than cars, football trumps cars, so here's your human interest story about an injury.

How about this headline instead? "People Using Fatally Dangerous Transportation Devices Are Seriously Injured Yet Again But Say It Was Worth The Convenience And They'll Maintain Thier Support For That Transportation Device No Matter The Personal Or Societal Consequences Because The TV Constantly Says That Device Is The Best Thing Ever"

Back when I was young, we locked people up who hurt themselves if they kept on with the same self destructive behaviors. Now it's quite the norm to hurt yourself and others for the sake of convenience with nary a thought.
comprehension101
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July 13, 2013
Is there an IQ test that has to be passed in order to post on the MDJ site? Did 'dont mess w football' even read the story? Is he still harboring such hatred from his 'glory days' that he can't pass Comprehension 101 and get over his ire with football?

A cheerleading coach was injured. Which is really too bad and I wish Coach Gage a speedy recovery. 'Anti-Mexican agenda?!' The name PATRICIA EVANS doesn't sound very 'Mexican' to me. And while cheerleading is a sport, it is usually not confused with football. One is predominantly comprised of females in short skirts and the other with males in pads and helmets. What an absolute fool.
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