Three treated after car flips at Clayton State

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Three people were taken to a Riverdale hospital after a collision Thursday morning at Clayton State University that ended with a car flipped upside down.

Morrow police Sgt. Larry Oglesby said the 23-year-old driver of a Ford Taurus has been cited in the two-car crash on Clayton State Boulevard, at the railroad tracks in Morrow. She and two occupants of a Mazda SUV were transported to Southern Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, he said.

"Seat belts were in use in both vehicles and may have helped save them from serious injury," said Oglesby.

Oglesby said the driver of the Ford was traveling south and stopped at the stop sign, but proceeded through the intersection into the path of the westbound SUV.

"No one was trapped and there didn't appear to be serious injuries, but when a car is flipped like that, it is better to have the victims checked out," he said.

Traffic was diverted for about 30 minutes while emergency services personnel from the Morrow Fire Department and Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services Department removed the victims and cleared the area.

-- Kathy Jefcoats