Two injured in Friday afternoon wreck on Shotwell Street


Two people were injured in a vehicle accident that happened at the intersection of Shotwell and Sims streets in Bainbridge at around 3 p.m. Friday, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.

A gold Chrysler sedan was traveling east on Shotwell Street, while at the same time a red Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling west on Shotwell Street, Captain James Dollar of Bainbridge Public Safety said.

According to Captain Dollar, the Chrysler’s driver failed to yield the right of way and turned into the path of the pickup truck. The truck collided with the Chrysler’s right passenger side, pushing the Chrysler into a third vehicle which was stopped on N. Sims Street.

Two adult women were injured in the wreck, both of whom were in the Chrysler. One of the women, who was riding in the Chrysler’s right front passenger seat, was trapped inside the car after the collision. Captain Dollar said BPS officers Hank Day and Joshua Glover used the “Jaws of Life” tool to help Decatur EMS personnel free the patient. Both women were transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Bainbridge.

Neither the driver of the pickup truck, an adult male, or the occupants of the third vehicle in the accident were injured, according to Dollar.

Bainbridge Public Safety officers and a Decatur County Sheriff’s Officer were on scene to direct traffic, due to the intersection being blocked. Westbound traffic on Shotwell Street was temporarily rerouted onto S. Sims Street until the vehicles could be towed away.


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