A two-vehicle collision between a car and a Jeep on North Columbia Street in Milledgeville last Friday afternoon injured three people, one of whom had to be taken to a local hospital, authorities said.
The sinking occurred around 5:17 p.m. near Wendy’s restaurant.
Major Linc Boyer, commander of the Milledgeville Police Department Highway Patrol, said the wreckage could have been worse.
“We could have a lot more casualties than we had in this wreckage,” Boyer said at the scene. “We are very lucky that this has not been the case.”
In a report by Milledgeville Police Department Sgt. Thomas Smith III, who investigated the wreckage, said the driver of the 2018 Dodge Charger was heading north in the outermost lane of North Columbia Street when the driver of the 2018 Jeep Renegade attempted to turn into the parking lot of the Wendy’s restaurant, just opposite. of the car.
Smith said the driver of the Jeep, identified as Shambria N. Clark, of the 100 block of North Pickens Street, Milledgeville, told him that as she turned left into the restaurant parking lot, she had no never seen the car.
The driver of the Charger, identified as Shareitha K. Peeler, of the 2400 block of Brantley Way, Milledgeville, told Smith that the driver of the Jeep attempted to turn in front of his car.
The collision between the two vehicles flipped the Jeep onto its roof.
Smith said three people were injured in the crash, but only one, a 64-year-old woman from Milledgeville, needed to be taken by ambulance to Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin Hospital in Milledgeville.
Two of the three people injured, including the woman taken to hospital, were passengers in the Jeep. The third person injured is the driver of the Charger, who suffered injuries when the safety airbags lamented.
Two of the injured were treated at the scene by firefighters/first responders and Grady Emergency Medical Services personnel.