NOW CLEARED: A three-car accident had all northbound lanes of I-75 blocked at Ga. 20. The backup starts miles to the south, however.
INJURY REPORT from Bartow County EMS: “Thursday afternoon, EMS and other agencies responded to a accident on I-75 Northbound just south of exit 290 (Ga. 20). The accident involved two vehicles with one vehicle rolling over numerous times. EMS had two ambulances respond because of there being possibly three patients. Upon EMS arrival, the crews found two patients with injuries. The first, a male, was complaining of a headache with an altered mental status. The male also was complaining of back pain. The patient was being assessed for more injuries when he became less alert and decreasing vital signs. EMS requested a helicopter be en route for transport. The second patient, a female, was complaining of back pain and was transported to Cartersville Medical Center. Air life 3 arrived on the scene and the first patient was released to the flight crew. The northbound lanes of I-75 were shut down for the landing zone. The patient was flown to Grady Hospital for treatment. Another male patient involved in the accident wished to be checked by EMS but didn’t wish to be transported.
From WRGA’s David Crowder: Six people were transported by ambulances to area hospitals following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 27 at Six Mile around 6:40 a.m. Thursday. A Nissan Altima was traveling southbound in the turn lane, attempting to turn left into the industrial park and was struck by a northbound Ford F-150 pickup truck, according to Floyd County Police. The driver of the Altima, Victoria Colvin, 27, of Rome, and four passengers in the car were all transported to Floyd Medical Center with minor injuries. The driver of the pickup, 27-year old Sarah Thomas of Rome, was taken by ambulance to Redmond Regional Medical Center, complaining of injury. Colvin will be cited for failure to yield while turning left.
Photos courtesy of Todd Williams.