Two Injured in Multi-Vehicle Wreck in Albany, Georgia
ALBANY, GA. – According to an online news story posted by walb.com, two people were injured in a multi-vehicle wreck in Albany, Georgia. One of the injured persons was the driver of one of the vehicles involved, and the other was a pedestrian who became involved due to the trajectory of one of the other vehicles.*
The Albany Police Department and WALB report that one of the drivers was cited for the accident, which began with a left-turn collision in Albany. On the afternoon of March 5, a Ford Transit Connect van was traveling south on North Slappey Boulevard in Albany and tried to make a left turn onto Pine Avenue.
In attempting the turn, the van collided with a 2000 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was traveling north on North Slappey Boulevard. Upon impact, the van rotated and struck a pedestrian who was inside the crosswalk at the intersection. The van continued and hit a 2009 GMC Acadia that was stopped at intersection’s traffic light.
WALB reports that the pedestrian ended up partially underneath the van and partially under a nearby 2008 Kia Spectra. The pedestrian was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital via ambulance, according to Albany police. His or her identity and current condition were not included in the WALB report.
The driver of the F-150 was also injured in the wreck, WALB reported. This person was not identified, and it is not clear if he or she was transported away from the scene for treatment.
The Albany Police Department stated that officers cited the driver of the van, identified as a 60-year-old man, for failing to yield while turning left.
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