WAYNESVILLE — Standing water on the highway during a heavy rainstorm caused a vehicle to hydroplane on the South Georgia Parkway near here and crash into a vehicle on the opposite side of the road Saturday, injuring two people, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Drivers Andrea Foster, 44, of Waynesville, and Jonah Best, 33, of Hoboken, were taken to Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick for treatment following the 7:04 a.m. accident, said Steve Drury, GSP Brunswick post secretary.
Foster was charged with driving too fast for conditions after her 2009 Mitsubishi hydroplaned and collided with a 1998 Chevrolet truck driven by Best eastward on the South Georgia Parkway, said Drury. She was also charged with driving without a license in her possession and a with child restraint violation, Drury said. Her passenger, Phoenix Barksdale, 6, of Waynesville, was not injured, Drury said.
Foster was westbound in the outside lane when her car hit the ponding water, rotated across three lanes and struck the Best truck.
Sgt. Terry Thrift was in charge of the accident investigation.