HOBOKEN — Five people were injured Sunday when a driver made a left turn into traffic at the intersection of the South Georgia Parkway and Georgia Highway 121 and struck an oncoming vehicle, said the Georgia State Patrol.
One of the drivers, Robert Sellers, 34, of Hoboken, and four passengers in his vehicle, Margie Sellers, 29, of Hoboken, Bailey Sellers, 3, of Hoboken, Kaitlyn Sellers, 8, of Hoboken, and Madison Sellers, 9, of Hoboken, were all injured in the crash, said Amanda Dixon, GSP Waycross post secretary.
All but Bailey Sellers were taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of injuries they received in the 5:46 p.m. accident, she said.
Bailey Sellers was taken by helicopter to UF Health (formerly Shands Hospital) in Jacksonville with head injuries, said Dixon.
The second driver, Kelvin Thornton, 49, of Hoboken, was not injured, said Dixon.
Robert Sellers, driving an Izusu Ascender (sport utility vehicle), was westbound on the South Georgia Parkway. Dixon said Thornton, driving a Dodge Ram truck, was southbound on Georgia 121 making a left turn onto the South Georgia Parkway to head east.
Sellers failed to stop at the intersection and his SUV hit the driver’s side of the Thornton vehicle. The Sellers vehicle spun counterclockwise for 67 feet and came to rest facing south, said Dixon.
After impact, the Thornton truck skidded for 44 feet before coming to a complete stop facing west, she said.
Sellers was charged with failure to obey a traffic control device and violation of the child safety seat law, said Dixon.
Trooper Myles Cooper was in charge of the accident investigation.