Two people were injured Wednesday morning when one driver veered across U.S. 84 from the eastbound to the westbound lanes and struck another vehicle, said Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright.
Both drivers complained of injury but only one was taken for treatment. Wright said Michael S. Davis, 21, of Waycross, was transported by Pierce County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for examination and treatment of his injuries.
William J. Neugent, 29, of Patterson, complained of injury but was not taken to the hospital, said Wright.
Driving a 2004 Tahoe, Davis was eastbound on U.S. 84 between the Ware Street Extension intersection and Lairsey Crossing when he began to drift and crossed the inside lanes, striking Neugent’s Nissan pickup truck. Wright said Neugent saw the vehicle approaching and took evasive action but could not avoid being hit.
Neugent’s truck then overturned into a ditch beside the roadway and Davis’s vehicle continued forward, ending up in a creek on the north side of U.S. 84, Wright said.
Davis is charged with failure to maintain a lane. Wright said the investigation is still ongoing to determine what caused Davis to skid across the highway and hit the other vehicle.
Blackshear Officer Jody Anderson investigated the 8:45 a.m. accident.