A Waycross man was injured Monday when his vehicle collided with another at the intersection of State Street and Blackshear Avenue, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Thomas Lee Rhyne, 53, of the Alma Highway, was taken by ambulance to the Waycross ER for treatment of shoulder and back injuries, said Royal.
Driving a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck, Rhyne was southbound on State Street when Preston Wallace Corbin, 54, of Thomas Street, driving a 2000 Toyota Avalon, made a left turn off State Street onto Blackshear Avenue. Royal said Rhyne’s truck hit the Corbin car in the passenger side causing moderate damage to both vehicles.
Cpl. Bobby Aldridge investigated the 12:30 p.m. accident.
Meanwhile, a Waycross woman escaped without injury Saturday when her car hit railroad crossing arms at the intersection of Morningside Drive and Plant Avenue, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
Barbara Albert, 58, was not injured in the crash, said Cox.
Witnesses told police that Albert, driving a 2009 Toyota Camry, was northbound on Morningside Drive, approaching the intersection. As she reached the railroad tracks, the crossing arms started descending to indicate an approaching train. Cox said the car hit the crossing arms and ran off the road.
Albert was cited for a lane violation, Cox said. Officer Robert Benton investigated the 5:19 p.m. accident.
In another accident in the same vicinity on Plant Avenue, two vehicles collided during the Monday morning “drive time,” but no one was injured. Witnesses said the collision “looked bad” and that the occupants of the vehicles were lucky to be unhurt.