Elderly Couple Hospitalized After Head-On Collision in Albany
December 14, 2010 - Albany, Ga. - A head-on collision sent 3 people to the hospital Friday.
The Albany Herald reports that the accident happened on Dec. 10 on the 1700 block of Radium Springs Road. Two cars collided head-on on the roadway.
According to Albany Police Department spokesperson Phyllis Banks, 3 people were injured in the collision. John Ramsey, 85, and his wife, Flora Ramsey, 83, had to be transported to the Albany Hospital by ambulance immediately following the accident. The elderly couple's medical conditions are not known at this time.
The driver of the second vehicle, William Davis, 66, was able to drive himself to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is also unknown.
Officials believe that none of those involved in the accident suffered life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident remains to be determined. However, police have reason to suspect that Davis' vehicle crossed over into the Ramsey's lane.
Spokeswoman Banks stated that no charges had been filed as of Friday night.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics show that there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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Some of the most common causes of accidents in Georgia include, but are not limited to:
- motorcycle accidents;
- tractor-trailer accidents;
- distracted or intoxicated drivers; and
- single-vehicle accidents.
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