3-vehicle crash results in minor injury
By BETH ALSTON
AMERICUS — A bizarre late morning traffic accident resulted in damages but only one minor injury. Two semis and a garbage truck tangled up around 11:45 a.m.Tuesday on Ga. Highway 49 South in Sumter County.
According to the accident report from the Georgia State Patrol Post 10, Americus, which investigated, a semi owned by TM & Sons Trucking in Americus, and driven by Michael R. Tyson, 28, of Americus, was traveling north on Highway 49 while another semi, owned by Forbes Trucking of Montezuma and driven by Claude K. Forbes, 25, of Montezuma, was traveling south on 49.
The report says a third vehicle, a garbage truck, owned by Waste Industries LLC of Warner Robins and driven by Eddie B. Wafford, 47, of Americus, was stopped in the roadway and collecting trash.
The report says an unknown vehicle stopped behind the garbage truck. As the driver of the TM & Sons semi was attempting to pass the unknown vehicle and the garbage truck, the Forbes semi came up the hill and collided with the TM & Sons vehicle head on, forcing the TM & Sons semi into the side of the garbage truck.
Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith commented that it was amazing but there was only one injury, and it was not serious.
State troopers charged Tyson, driver of the TM & Sons semi with passing in a no-passing zone. The investigating trooper, Master Trooper Dexter Cladd, cleared the scene at 12:18 p.m.