Woman indicted for wreck that cost man part of a leg

Aubriana Hicks

DALTON, Ga. — A 20-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a Whitfield County grand jury for felony serious injury by vehicle and reckless driving for driving a vehicle into a private parking lot and pinning a man underneath a vehicle, causing the man to lose his right leg below the knee.

Aubriana Shine Hicks, of 2286 Bowers Road in Dalton, was arrested by the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. Hicks is being held in the county jail without bond.

The wreck occurred on Waring Road on Sept. 20 of last year, according to one of the indictments returned by the grand jury. The indictments said Hicks was driving a 2007 Mazda 3 on Waring Road and took a curved section over a hill at a speed of “at least 63 miles per hour ...” The speed limit on that section of Waring Road was 35 miles per hour.

One of the indictments said Hicks "lost control" of the vehicle and entered a parking lot at 1800 Waring Road. The Mazda struck the man and pushed him into a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. The indictment said he became “entrapped” under the Wrangler. 

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Scotty Smith of the patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team was a witness before the grand jury.

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