Girl, 13, has leg amputated while helping move family’s car
January 30, 2014 07:15 PM | 6980 views | 4 4 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MARIETTA — A 13-year-old girl lost her leg at about 1 p.m. Thursday while helping to push her family’s car, which was caught in the ice on Herodian Way south of Windy Hill Road.

The girl, her sibling and her grandmother were pushing the car from behind as her mother tried to drive, said Denell Boyd, spokeswoman with Cobb Fire & Emergency Services.

“When they got out and pushed there was another car that came over the hill too fast, and there was still a good bit of ice, and they couldn’t stop,” Boyd said. “She was kind of stuck between the two cars, and the (left) leg was cut off from the knee down.”

The girl’s 14-year-old sibling was able to avoid being hit and was not injured.

The girl was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston where doctors were said to be working to re-attach the girl’s leg.

Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce said he was not aware if any charges could be pending in the incident or whether it would be ruled purely accidental.

— From staff reports

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January 31, 2014
This is a press release I got off the internet written by Bill Byrne.


After the failure to provide adequate service to Cobb County residents, during the storm crisis of 2011, Cobb County government sold all of their snow removable equipment with the justification of; “We never use the equipment.” The lack of leadership is a glaring reality in Cobb County. If Cobb County does not have the ability to respond to a “snow and ice” crisis, then the response plan should have been to rely on the private sector. Outsourcing the responsibility to contractors like C.W. Mathews, Baldwin Paving, Tippins Construction and Thompson Enterprises, ALL of which have the required equipment, employees and materials to address, IN ADVANCE of a projected storm, should have been placed on standby and prepared to respond immediately. The County could have defined, by commission district, a response team and “turn them loose.” The private sector needs the income and Cobb’s residents need the service and protection. The problem was not a “predicted storm”, the problem in Cobb County is poor leadership.



Bill Byrne

886 Lake Hollow Blvd

Marietta, Georgia
January 31, 2014
That road should of been closed. If the county can't plow or treat then close the road. Prayers for this young girl who lost her leg.
January 30, 2014
Can Hinojosa be charged?
January 31, 2014
He can be sued, as well as the Cobb County Gov't and school system.
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