Three people were taken by Ware County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross Thursday for treatment of injuries they suffered in a rear-end collision on Hatcher Point Road, said the Georgia State Patrol.
All three were passengers in one of the two vehicles involved in the 6:15 p.m. crash, said Amanda Dixon, GSP Waycross post secretary. She identified the injured as Mark Frey, 27, David Frey, 23, and Chase Frey, 13, all of Waycross. Dixon said they were all taken to the emergency room for treatment.
The rear-ender was one of a handful of traffic accidents causing injuries in the area.
The Hatcher Road crash occurred when Ocie Clark, 59, as Waycross, driving a Honda sport utility vehicle, and Marsha Frey, 47, of Waycross, driving a Chrysler Sebring, were both westbound on Hatcher Point Road.
Frey had stopped to make a left turn when her car was hit in the rear by the Clark vehicle, said Dixon.
Neither Clark nor Marsha Frey was injured, Dixon said.
Trooper Jeffrey Robinson investigated the accident.
In another collision, a distracted driver entered the intersection of Anita Street and Wadley Road Thursday and the ensuing crash injured both drivers, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Krystal Renee Towns, 27, and Cameron Jade Harris, 16, were taken by Ware County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of a variety of injuries including back pain and visible cuts, facial and knee injuries, said Royal.
Towns, driving a 2000 Mercury Marquis, was westbound on Wadley Road and had stopped at the stop sign. She told lawmen a passenger in her vehicle distracted her as she drove into the intersection where her car was hit by the Harris vehicle, a 2004 Nissan Altima. Harris told lawmen she tried to avoid hitting the car but was unable to stop or move out of the way.
Ware County Sgt. Michael Merritt investigated the 1:57 p.m. accident.
Meanwhile, one of two drivers involved in another crash on U.S. 1 at Elaine Avenue Thursday was injured in the accident and taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Nyga Taylor, 18, was transported by Ware County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to the emergency room for treatment following the 3:46 p.m. accident, said Dixon.
The other driver, Michael Douberly, 42, of Waycross, was not injured, said Dixon, nor was a passenger in the Taylor vehicle, Jordan Merday, 18, of Waycross.
Douberly, driving a Suzuki sport utility vehicle, and Taylor, driving a Chevrolet Aveo, were both headed north on U.S. 1 when Taylor stopped to make a left turn onto Elaine Avenue, said Dixon. Douberly’s vehicle hit the rear of the Taylor vehicle. Both vehicles continued for about 200 feet before coming to rest.
Trooper Greg Stone was in charge of the accident investigation.