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Reaching for a Water Bottle Leads to an Accident (Lawrenceville)

On April 25, 2021 Officer M Peterson was dispatched to the scene of an accident at the intersection of Old Norcross Road and Raco Drive.

A Dodge Charger 5XT driven by Ms. M Clemente and a Honda CR-V driven by Ms. B Bailey were involved in a collision.

Both vehicles re driving east on Old Norcross Road approaching Raco Drive.

Ms. Clemente stated that she reached down towards her passenger seat to pick up a bottle of water. She did not notice that Ms. Bailey’s vehicle had stopped in front of her at the red traffic signal.

Ms. Clemente’s vehicle rear-ended Ms. Bailey’s vehicle.

There was slight damage to both vehicles.

Ms. Clemente sustained minor lacerations.

Ms. Bailey had recently undergone a procedure on her jaw, which was distressed by the accident.

Ms. Clemente had an outstanding warrant from Ruban County and was arrested.

Her vehicle was removed from the scene by a friend.

Ms. Bailey removed her own vehicle from the scene.

The accident was reported in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County.


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