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UPDATE: Eight injured in three-car wreck

A three-car wreck at 7:20 p.m. Friday sent eight people to the hospital for medical care. Albany police say the driver of one of the cars suffered from a medical condition that disoriented her, causing her to hit the other two cars. No charges will be filed and all of the injuries were listed as minor. (Dec. 27, 2012)

A three-car wreck at 7:20 p.m. Friday sent eight people to the hospital for medical care. Albany police say the driver of one of the cars suffered from a medical condition that disoriented her, causing her to hit the other two cars. No charges will be filed and all of the injuries were listed as minor. (Dec. 27, 2012)

ALBANY, Ga. -- Eight people, including three children ages 6, 8 and 11, were taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment Friday following a three-car collision at Slappey Boulevard and Gillionville Road.

Driving a 2006 Chrysler 300, Mattie Mae Robinson became disoriented, accelerated and struck a 1999 Nissan Altima head-on at about 7: 20 p.m. stated an Albany Police Department report. The Chrysler spun, flipped several times and smashed into a 1998 Buick Park Avenue, it added.

The cars crashed near railroad tracks, said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman, but a train was not involved.

Albany Fire Department rescue workers extricated Robinson from the wreck. Emergency Medical Services personnel took her and others to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Officials at the crash said the injuries ranged from minor to serious. Later, Banks said the injuries were all minor.

Police routed traffic around the wrecks.

According to Banks, 60-year-old Robinson has a medical condition and no charges were filed. Briana Moore drove the Nissan Altima with two passengers onboard. Rosetta Fowler drove the Buick Park Avenue with the three children ages as passengers.

Banks added, Robinson drove south on North Slappey Boulevard and Moore drove north when their vehicles crashed. Fowler was headed south when Robinson's Chrysler smashed into her Buick.

Police reopened traffic lanes reopened once the persons involved were taken to the hospital and tow trucks removed the vehicles.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

Chrysler 300 with renta wheelz improperly sized for the vehicle.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 8 months ago

"Banks said later, however, that Robinson had become disoriented because of a medical condition and would not be charged." What? A stroke? A seizure? How can that be diagnosed on site and who is the diagnostician? Curious,very curious.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 8 months ago

It does not say she was unconscious and she was probably able to communicate with the police officers as to her condition. Also, EMTs are trained to recognize symptoms of various illnesses. Common sense is another factor. I once diagnosed a stroke simply because I knew what to look for. I learned it from a billboard (of all things). By telling the 911 operator what I thought was happening, treatment was began when the ambulance arrived and this person's life was saved.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 8 months ago

"APD officials initially said that Robinson attempted to beat the train and caused the accident by hitting the Nissan head-on." I guess the investigating officers didn't have the common sense you are discussing. My query and only a query is who made the determination to override the APD officials initial report and what exactly was the diagnosis. Just curious. You might want to make your contact information available so you can help APD at the next accident so they don't issue contradicting information.

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 8 months ago

I feel so sorry for the owners of the 1999 Nissan and the 1996 Buick, because their cars are more than likely totaled, and since the person who caused the accident was not charged, they will have to shell out their deductibles, receive measly checks from the insurance companies and replace their cars. I know exactly how they feel! :(

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

The driver that caused the accident should have been charged, plain and simple. This is just another indication of wha't wrong in our society today. Nobody's ever at fault. Even when you consciously commit wrong (Pike), you won't be charged and if by some miracle you are charged, you won't be found guilty.

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DoctorDorite 1 year, 8 months ago

Any person that loses control of a vehicle and causes damage due to mechanical, medical, storm or ANY reason should be charged with "failure to control" , but as we all know APD does'nt follow guidelines, they learn from their superiors which speaks volumes.

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mrcvsjr 1 year, 8 months ago

For all the griping and complaining that the same group of people do on this on a daily basis, instead of hiding behind a computer screen name, why don't you all get out into the community and do something, or better yet run for the public offices of the elected officials that you all complain about.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks for the tip. Let us all know where YOU are getting out into the community and doing something. We could start there.

PS - Some of us are confined to a powered wheel chair and discussions about car accidents and "nobody charged" hits a little too close to home! But your empathy is greatly appreciated.

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TRUTH101 1 year, 8 months ago

only if your hands stopped working as well.......

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

You can tell us all what you are doing for the community too if you have anything to say. I see that mrcvsjr ain't said nothing yet. Maybe cause there ain't nothing to say.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

OH, and my running days are over if you haven't guessed.....

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SMHgain 1 year, 8 months ago

I think the police need to keep records of these people that cause accidents due to "medical reasons". They don't need to be driving since their condition may cause an accident and kill an innocent person. Seems to be quite a rash of "medical reasons" causing traffic accidents around the area lately.

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VSU 1 year, 8 months ago

I agree, but it wouldn't do much good. People drive with no license, suspended license and no insurance all the time.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

VSU.......you might be on to something. Also should check to see who is related to whom between the driver and the APD. Just making sure.

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VSU 1 year, 8 months ago

So by their logic I could go out and ram someone else's car, or better yet just get a gun and shoot somebody and say that I became disoriented.

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bigbob 1 year, 8 months ago

Only if you know the right people.

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TRUTH101 1 year, 8 months ago

well...that is what they say with every mass murder.......

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 8 months ago

........defender of the guilty. Feels good?

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big2xpapa 1 year, 8 months ago

It's the same old story here in Bny town. Robinson should be charged , license revoked, claims filed. Maybe some charges against APD for extreme lack of common sense.

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