A Georgia man is now facing a charge of reckless driving after his truck sideswiped a U.S. Postal van in Clermont on Monday morning.
Sixty-year-old Allie Lee Small is also accused of serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence, failing to maintain his lane, and driving on the wrong side of the road.
Georgia State Patrol Cpl. B.D. Taylor said Small was driving a Dodge truck and going north on Cleveland Highway when the crash occurred.
According to Taylor, Small went over the center line and sideswiped a Postal van in Clermont which was driven by 60-year-old Michael Johnson of Loganville.
Small’s truck subsequently struck a Toyota Camry head-on and then overturned on its side on the shoulder of the road. A Ford Crown Victoria driven by 32-year-old Johnathon Parks of Cleveland also hit the Camry.
The driver of the Camry, 61-year-old Cleveland resident Peter Collins and his front-seat passenger, 37-year-old Ryan Anderson, also of Cleveland, received serious injuries. They were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment.
Meanwhile, Collins’ 14-year-old backseat passenger received minor injuries and was also taken to hospital.
Small too was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He suffered minor injuries.
Parks received minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital while his two passengers were unharmed.
Johnson, who was driving the postal van, did not suffer any injuries.
After Small was discharged from the hospital, he was taken to the Hall County Jail.
If you sustained injuries and losses in a crash caused by someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to damages. Reach out to a Georgia car accident lawyer to find out if you have a case for compensation.