Two people were injured Saturday in a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of McDonald Street and Albany Avenue, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
It was one of two traffic accidents with injuries reported by law enforcement this morning.
The driver of the vehicle that was hit and his passenger were taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of their injuries, said Cox. Grady Huff, 60, of Waycross, and his passenger, Omar Williams, 19, of Waycross, both were injured in the 11:43 a.m. crash, said Cox.
Driving a 2001 Dodge Dakota, Huff was westbound on Albany Avenue making a right turn onto McDonald Street. Cox said a gray later model Toyota four-door vehicle behind Huff also turned onto McDonald and struck the rear of the Huff vehicle, then sped away.
Police believe a black female was driving the car and that the last four digits on the tag are 5859. Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to call Waycross police at 287-2921.
Lt. Paul Crawford was in charge of the accident investigation.
Meanwhile, two people were injured Friday in a rear-end crash on U.S. 1 North, said the Georgia State Patrol.
James Thornton, 63, of Waycross, and Delores Dial, 59, of Waycross, both were taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, she by ambulance and he by private vehicle, following the 2:40 p.m. accident, said Amanda Dixon, GSP Waycross post secretary.
Driving a Nissan Altima, Thornton was headed north on U.S. 1 North and had stopped to make a turn into 4617 Alma Highway, said Dixon. A Ford truck driven by Taylor Jackson, 25, of Nicholls, was following too closely behind Thornton and struck the rear of the Thornton vehicle, said Dixon.
The Jackson vehicle continued for 42 feet toward the east shoulder, then off the road and down a ditch for 48 feet where it struck a fence. Dixon said the vehicle came to rest in a field after continuing for another eight feet.
The Thornton vehicle ran off the east side of the road for 45 feet, struck a fence and after 43 additional feet, came to rest in a field.
Jackson was charged with following too closely behind another vehicle, said Dixon.
Cpl. Josh Taylor investigated the accident.