Six people were injured in area traffic accidents over the past several days, according to the Georgia State Patrol and the Waycross police department, including a Waycross collision that hurt four people Friday and a Pierce County rear-ender which involved driving under the influence.
Four people complained of injury following a two-vehicle collision Friday at the intersection of Ossie Davis Parkway and McDonald Street, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
Both drivers, David Kirby, 74, of Waycross, and Marcus Thomas, 31, of Waycross, and two passengers, Kareema Kirby, 70, and Kathleen Ward, 25, all had complaint of injury, said Cox. Only Ward was transported to the emergency room, Cox said.
Driving a 1997 Ford Expedition, Kirby was southbound on Ossie Davis Parkway approaching the intersection with McDonald Street. Cox said Kirby made a left hand turn onto McDonald Street and turned into the path of a 2014 Mercedes driven by Thomas, as he was northbound on Ossie Davis Parkway.
Kirby was charged with failure to yield the right-of-way, said Cox.
Officer Derek Cobb was in charge of the 7:31 p.m. accident investigation.
Meanwhile, a Bristol man was cited for driving under the influence and speeding Friday after his vehicle crashed into the rear of a vehicle making a left turn off U.S. 84 onto Knox Road, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Christopher Murphey, 31, of Bristol, was injured in the 2:08 p.m. crash. He was taken by Pierce County ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment of his injuries, said said Amanda Dixon, GSP Waycross post secretary.
Murphey was cited for speeding, following too closely behind another vehicle and DUI, Dixon said.
Murphey, driving a GMC Sierra, was eastbound on U.S. 84 in the left lane. Dixon said a Ford Superduty truck driven by Raymond Dixon, 52, of Blackshear, was stopped to make a left turn when his truck was hit in the rear by the Murphey vehicle. Dixon was not injured, she said.
Trooper Greg Stone was in charge of the accident investigation.
In a single-vehicle wreck in Clinch County, a Pearson woman was injured Thursday night as her car crashed on Frank Sessoms Highway, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Diana Barroso-Cervantes, 21, of Pearson, was taken by ambulance to Clinch County Hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered in the 11:45 p.m. accident, said Dixon.
Driving a Hyundai Sonata, she was southbound on Frank Sessoms Highway when she lost control of the car. Dixon said she over-corrected the steering in an attempt to re-enter the lane, then began to slide and spin clockwise across the northbound lane and onto the shoulder of the road.
Dixon said the car continued on the shoulder for 69 feet before striking a tree with the front. The car then spun clockwise for 10 feet before stopping.
Trooper Jeffrey Robinson investigated the accident.