Blinding morning sun is blamed for a collision that sent three people to the hospital Thursday morning in a three-vehicle wreck at a four-way stop on Eastview Avenue at Boone Street.
Shortly before 7:45 a.m., Cheryl Ware, of Byron, was driving east on Boone in a 2008 Volkswagen Passat when she stopped at the intersection with Eastview, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office.
Ware told investigators the sun was blinding her as Erika Chatman, of Macon, was headed north on Eastview in a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer.
Chatman had stopped at the intersection before proceeding toward Shurling Drive.
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The vehicles collided, flipping the SUV onto the front of a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle, driven by Mary Brown, of Macon, who was not hurt.
The intersection was blocked for about an hour as paramedics attended to the injured in the accident, which was about a block off Shurling Drive, not far from Appling Middle School.
Chatman was pulled from the overturned vehicle, strapped onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital, along with her daughter, who appeared to have suffered an injury to her arm.
Ware also was taken to the hospital to be checked out, said Bibb sheriff's deputy Clay Williams.
Chatman was cited for driving without insurance and suspended registration. No other charges were immediately filed.