The authorities in Putnam County, GA say two drivers received serious injuries when a pickup truck and an SUV collided on Old Phoenix Road on Saturday morning. No one was killed in the Putnam County crash.
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sgt. Bob Rogers said 56-year-old James Bozeman of Eatonton was taken from the scene by an AirEvac helicopter.
He was treated at Atrium Health Navicent at The Medical Center in Macon. No details about his condition were provided.
Rogers said Bozeman was traveling south on the 300 block of Old Phoenix Road in a 2004 Ford F-150.
The driver of the SUV was 73-year-old Eatonton resident Jane Klaviter who was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban Premier.
K-9 Deputy Chris Donovan said Klaviter came out of the driveway of an Old Phoenix Road residence and as she traveled in a northerly direction, the pickup truck collided with her SUV.
The collision left Klaviter trapped behind the wheel and Putnam County Fire/Rescue firefighters and first responders had to free her using the Jaws of Life.
Emergency Medical Services personnel were also called to the scene of the Putnam County crash.
Klaviter was later taken to Piedmont Regional Hospital in Athens by ambulance.
The accident caused traffic to be blocked in both directions for more than an hour.
Meanwhile, Dougherty County Coroner Michael Fowler has confirmed that a man was killed in a motorcycle accident that occurred in the 1900 block of Moultrie Road in Albany around 7 a.m. on Friday morning.
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old motorcyclist Cody Lee Cox Howard.
Fowler said Howard was hit from behind by another vehicle and there may have been some problems with the victim’s bike.
If you suffered injuries in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Georgia car accident lawyer for a consultation to find out if you have a case.