HOBOKEN — A woman and a young boy were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross Wednesday to be examined and treated for possible injuries following a three-vehicle crash on the South Georgia Parkway just west of Hoboken, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Sarah Rebecca Johns, 21, of Hoboken, and her passenger, Reese Johns, 5, of Hoboken, were taken to Mayo where they were examined for injuries following the 3:50 p.m. crash, said Steve Drury, GSP Brunswick post spokesman.
Reese Johns was strapped into a child restraint seat in the back seat of a car. Airbags on the sides of the auto activated during the crash.
Driving a 2014 Honda Accord, Johns was eastbound on the South Georgia Parkway, behind a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by William Lane, 34, of Norman Park. Drury said the Johns car was followed by a 2009 Toyota Camry driven by Erin Taylor Moody, 20, of Nahunta.
Lane slowed to make a right turn into a private drive. Drury said Johns began slowing behind him. Moody looked away from traffic for some reason and when she refocused there was not sufficient time to stop or to avoid striking the rear of the Johns car.
Moody’s vehicle hit the left rear of the Johns car, causing the Johns car to rotate clockwise and strike the Lane truck with its driver’s side, Drury said. The Johns car then continued to spin for 30 feet before coming to a stop.
Moody was cited for following too closely behind another vehicle.
Trooper Gentry Mattox was in charge of the accident investigation.