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.