A driver was trapped in his car, and two other people were hurt in a collision near Macon Mall about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Firefighters extricated 29-year-old Demetriss Williams from his white 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt that was headed east toward town on Mercer University Drive as the sun was rising, said Lt. Randy Gonzalez of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
As Williams approached, 23-year-old Lacey Herring was turning left onto Bloomfield Road and failed to yield, Gonzalez said.
Her black 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hit the Cobalt and traveled onto the sidewalk at the traffic light before circling back onto Mercer University Drive, officials said.
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Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to open Williams’ door and free him from the Cobalt.
He was loaded onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
Emergency medical technicians pulled Herring and her passenger, 18-year-old Jeremy Hannah, out of the Sonic, strapped them onto stretchers and carried them to another ambulance.
None of the injuries was believed to be serious, Gonzalez said.
Herring was cited for failing to yield the right of way.
The wrecked cars and emergency vehicles blocking the road caused a brief detour around the intersection for about an hour.