Three Suffer Minor Injuries After Four-Vehicle Accident
The following information was supplied by the Watkinsville, Ga. police department. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Watkinsville police and medical units responded to Whitehall Road at Calls Creek Drive on June 5 about 6:15 p.m. after a 2007 Toyota Tacoma skidded into the back of a stopped 2001 Toyota 4-Runner.
According to a report from Police Chief Lee O'Dillon, the 4-Runner was forced into the back of a 2003 Ford Mustang which was then pushed into the rear of a 1997 Ford Explorer. The Toyota Tacoma then overturned. A line of traffic had stopped due to a vehicle attempting to make a left turn, he said,
Three people suffered minor injuries. A 26-year-old man from Pine Hill Road was charged with following too closely.
In his weekly news release, O'Dillon recapped some of the other incidents that police responded to during the week ending on June 10:
- Monday, June 4 at 4:42 p.m., the driver of a 2008 Ford F-150 backed into a parked 2012 Dodge Avenger at the Oconee County Government Annex on Greensboro Highway. No one was injured. Only slight damage was done to the truck. More significant damage was done to the car.
- A 2000 Dodge Durango struck the rear of a 2006 Chevrolet Express van on Experiment Station Road near Durham Street on Wednesday, June 6 just before 2 p.m. The van was filled with pre-school age children. No one was injured. The pre-school van had stopped in a line of traffic. A 28-year-old Athens man was charged with following too closely.
- At 4:53 Friday afternoon, a 2001 GMC Sierra was bumped from behind by a 2001 Chevrolet Impala on Whitehall Road at Main Street. No one was injured. The driver of the Chevrolet advised that her foot slipped off the brake pedal as she was attempting to stop. The 25-year-old resident of VFW Drive was charged with following too closely.
- At 1:16 a.m., Sunday, June 10, police were called to a domestic situation at a Morgan Manor address. One person, very intoxicated, had become combative with a family member and ripped a screen door, damaged another door, and destroyed a glass light fixture at the house. The 22-year-old male resident of Jeremy Drive was arrested and charged with criminal trespass.
Watkinsville police responded to a total of 34 calls within city limits between June 4 and June 10.