A Hoboken woman was seriously injured Friday when her vehicle struck a mower being pulled by a farm tractor, then struck a second vehicle, said the Georgia State Patrol. It was one of a couple of Brantley County wrecks Friday investigated by the GSP.
Kimberly Thrift, 49, was taken to UF Health Jacksonville for treatment after the 10:40 a.m. accident, said Steve Drury, GSP Brunswick post spokesman.
Driving a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, Thrift was northbound on Raybon Road, Drury said, as a 2007 McCormick farm tractor driven by Charles Harris was southbound, his mower across the lane of travel. Thrift’s vehicle hit the mower, then spun counterclockwise and struck a 2007 Nissan Altima driven by Heather Boyett, 25, of Offerman, which was behind the tractor.
Drury said Harris was not injured and neither was a newborn baby in the Boyett vehicle.
Thrift was charged with driving under the influence, Drury said.
A Hortense man was injured Friday in a two-vehicle accident on the South Georgia Parkway about 5 miles east of Nahunta, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Woodrow Register, 71, was taken by ambulance to Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick, said Drury.
Register’s 2002 Oldsmobile, was westbound just west of Georgia 110. Drury said a 2013 Nissan Maxima driven by Chrishauntia Scriven, 27, of Waycross, was also westbound in front of the Register vehicle.
Scriven slowed to avoid striking an animal and Register’s car hit the rear of the Scriven vehicle.
Trooper Merritt Meeks investigated the 4:15 p.m. accident.