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4 Johns Creek High School teens hailed for quick action



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October 29, 2013
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The quick actions of four Johns Creek High School students helped stabilize the lives of two strangers involved in a car wreck in Forsyth County.

Around 7:20 p.m. on Oct. 25, four Johns Creek High School seniors — Chris Woods, Austin Agerton, Jesse Dawson and Duncan Hensley — were traveling on Peachtree Parkway in Cumming to attend the Johns Creek vs. South Forsyth varsity football game.

As they were driving, they witnessed a car trying to turn left on Peachtree Parkway being struck sideways by another car.

Woods told the driver, Agerton, to stop their car, so they could help.

The driver of the car that was struck on the left side was shaken up by the impact. The driver of the car that hit her was more visibly hurt.

"She was bleeding down her face and was disoriented," Woods said.

Dawson called 911 and relayed helpful information to emergency responders.

Hensley and Agerton helped make sure the driver of the first car was calm and safe.

Woods broke open the passenger door of the hurt woman's car and stabilized her until emergency responders arrived.

Woods kept the victim's head stable and kept talking to her, making sure she was safe until responders came.

Five minutes later, Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies and the Forsyth County Fire Department were on scene and took over.

Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Kevin Wallace said the drivers in the crash were both taken to area hospitals, where they were treated and released.

"They've done the right thing by stopping," Wallace said. "I think what they did was very commendable and I wish other teenagers would take notice. When you see something like that, don't put yourself in danger, but offer help if you know what to do."

Woods said in an email that they are inspired by what their high school Principal Buck Greene tells them: "Johns Creek will be known through the students' actions."

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