BERLIN -- A tractor-trailer driver failed to yield to a flagman on Highway 133, causing a wreck that sent four people to area hospitals Monday afternoon.
The accident took place at 2:35 p.m. on Georgia Highway 133 when a Mack CX-6, driven by Ronald Berryhill, 53, of Albany, did not yield to a Department of Transportation flagman, Georgia State Patrol Officer T.S. Poitevint said. The Mack truck ran into the rear of a Ford F-800 DOT dump truck, driven by Ricky Banks of Moultrie, that was stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 133.
After being hit it the rear, the dump truck struck the rear of a Buick Century being driven by Darlene Hart, 53, of Lake Park, Poitevint said. The Buick rotated clockwise and hit the rear of a Chevrolet being driven by Jessie Hubbard, 76, of Lake Park.
The Chevrolet, Buick and dump truck had all stopped for the DOT flagman when the Mack truck did not yield, Poitevint said.
Hubbard's Chevrolet spun and came to rest facing north in the northbound lane of Highway 133, Poitevint said. The other three vehicles came to rest in a ditch on the southbound side of the road.
The Moultrie Fire Department was called for a potential extrication, but all four drivers were able to get out without needing to be extricated.
Poitevint said all four drivers were taken to Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
A Colquitt Regional spokesperson said Hart and Berryhill were treated for their injuries and released. Hubbard is currently at Colquitt Regional, listed in stable condition, but Banks was transferred to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.
A Phoebe Putney spokesperson said Banks is listed in critical condition.
Berryhill was cited for failure to yield to a flagman, Poitevint said.