Three hurt in wreck on Liberty Expressway

Dougherty County police reports say a vehicle crossed lanes and hit two oncoming vehicles

ALBANY — At least three people were hospitalized Monday with injuries resulting from a three-vehicle accident in south Dougherty.

Officials say Jaimi Lynette Williams of Pelham was traveling south in the left lane of Liberty Expressway when the 2005 Dodge Ram she was driving entered the median. According to a report by the Dougherty Police Department, the Dodge then continued about 160 feet south inside the median before colliding with a drainage culvert, then crossed into the left northbound lane of traffic.

Officials say that once in the northbound traffic lane, the Dodge collided with a 1987 Chevrolet C10 driven by Alexander Thomas of Albany, then continued south in the lane to collide with a 2005 Honda Element driven by Dorothy M. Sadler of Putney.

According to a report by Cpl. Robert James with the Dougherty County Police Department, Thomas later stated that he was traveling north in the left lane for northbound traffic of Liberty Expressway when the Dodge crossed the median and the collision occurred.

Eric Ladd, a witness to the event, told James that it was raining and the road was wet at the time of the accident, the report stated.

Williams, Sadler and Thomas were transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment, officials say. Thomas was released from the hospital on Tuesday, officials say, while Williams and Sadler remained hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday.

According to police, Williams was charged with driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane.