BLACKSHEAR — A Blackshear woman was injured Thursday when her car ran off Clark Road and struck an embankment, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Elizabeth Johnson, 40, of Blackshear, was taken by Pierce County Emergency Medical Service ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of injuries she suffered in the 3:30 p.m. crash, said Amanda Dixon, GSP Waycross post secretary.
Johnson is charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain a lane and violation of Georgia’s seatbelt law, said Dixon.
Driving an Oldsmobile Intrigue, Johnson was southbound on Clark Road when her car began to veer from side to side on the south and northbound lanes, said Dixon. The car skidded for 256 feet on the pavement, the struck and embankment and continued forward for 56 feet before coming to final rest on the embankment facing south.
Trooper Sherman McClain was in charge of the accident investigation.
In a separate traffic crash, a driver involved in a three-vehicle rear-ender near Atkinson in Brantley County Thursday had a minor injury but was not taken to a medical facility for treatment, said Dixon.
Rachel Still, 30, of Hortense, suffered an injury to her face, but declined medical attention, said Dixon.
The three vehicles, a GMC Sierra driven by Levi Chesser, 17, of Hortense, a Jeep driven by Still, and a Toyota car driven by Tammy Sheppard, 46, of Hortense, were all headed south on Georgia 110, about 5 miles east of Nahunta. Dixon said Chesser did not see the two vehicles ahead of him.
Chesser’s truck hit the rear of the Still Jeep, which in turn hit the rear of the Sheppard car. Chesser had one passenger, Kira Chesser, 8, and Still had two passengers, Kananna Still, 10, and Johnny Still, 8. None of the other drivers or passengers were injured, Dixon said.
Trooper Greg Stone investigated the 7:12 a.m. accident.