Three people were taken to area hospitals Saturday following a rear-end collision on Central Avenue, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Christopher McCook, 21, of Waycross, was taken by helicopter to UF Health Jacksonville with serious injuries, while Joseph Caviness, 17, of Waycross, and Kayla Dryden, 10, of Hoboken, were transported by Brantley County ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, said Steve Drury, GSP Brunswick post secretary.
Driving a 2003 Saturn, McCook was eastbound on Central Avenue, following behind a 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Tina Henderson, 37, of Hoboken. Drury said Henderson slowed to make a left turn onto Wild Azalea Road and McCook failed to slow down, his car striking the rear of the Henderson vehicle.
Henderson’s pickup truck rotated clockwise for 19 feet and came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway, said Drury. The McCook car spun in a counterclockwise motion for 70 feet prior to stopping on the south shoulder.
The injured girl was in the truck. Henderson, the driver, also complained of injury, as did another passenger in her truck, her daughter, Caitlyn Henderson, 10, of Hoboken, but neither mother nor daughter was taken for treatment, Drury said.
Caviness was a passenger in McCook’s car.
Trooper J.W. Priest investigated the 11:14 a.m. accident.