Four people, two of them children, were injured Tuesday when a vehicle on U.S. 1 left the roadway at Mimosa Road and struck a utility pole, then overturned, said the Georgia State Patrol.
The 16-year-driver, Skyler Lee, was taken by helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Savannah. Two of her passengers, Danny Thrift, 3, and Dansley Thrift, 2, both of Alma, were also taken by helicopter to Memorial Medical in Savannah, said Amanda Dixon, GSP Waycross post secretary.
The Oldsmobile Intrigue was headed south on U.S. 1 when it abruptly moved from the inside lane into the outside lane in a clockwise skid. Dixon said the car continued for 53 feet and left the roadway for 68 feet before striking a culvert. The car then overturned for 34 feet, striking a fence and a utility pole, finally coming to rest on its roof facing east, 23 feet south of the utility pole, said Dixon.
Trooper Merritt Meeks investigated the 8:26 p.m. accident, which remains under investigation.
Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.