ALBANY, Ga. — The National Weather Service reported more than 1.1 inches rain fell in Albany by 4 p.m. Thursday. An Albany Police Department report, meanwhile, stated at about the same time, "Motorists need to slow down. Officers have worked close to 15-20 wrecks today."
Typical of the wrecks police reported: 58-year-old Michael Bell drove a 2000 Chrysler Voyager van out of McDonald's at 2448 N. Slappey Blvd. before 8:10 a.m. into the path of 20-year-old Brandon Whitaker's 1995 Mercury Sable.
The Sable bounced off the van, the report stated, and hit an unoccupied 2000 International 4300 Albany Beverage truck. Bell was cited for failure to yield.