A driver and two passengers in her car were injured Wednesday when the driver pulled into the path of oncoming traffic after stopping at the intersection of Havana Avenue and the South Georgia Parkway, causing a collision, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Rebecca M. Godwin, 74, and her two passengers, Chesley Larisey, 26, and Lake Larisey, 11 months, all of Waycross, each had injuries including abrasions and chest, head and torso injuries, said Royal.
They chose to go to the emergency room by private vehicle.
Godwin, driving a 2003 Toyota Camry, had stopped at the stop sign on Havana Avenue and was attempting to make a left turn onto the South Georgia Parkway to head west, said Royal.
Godwin told lawmen she believed the vehicle that was approaching, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Ronald E. Dixon, 76, of Waycross, had its blinker activated to turn right. Royal said she then proceeded onto the highway and her car was hit in the driver’s side by the Dixon truck. Godwin’s car had extensive damage. Dixon’s truck had moderate damage. Dixon was not injured.
Royal said the Georgia State Patrol, Trooper Sherman McClain, was in charge of the investigation but his report was incomplete as of this morning. Deputy Cpl. Ethan Murray assisted with the flow of traffic around the area.