Seven are injured in three accidents
A Covington man has been charged in connection with a two- car collision Saturday afternoon in which three people were injured.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Herring Street and Alcovy Road at approximately 4: 45 p. m., according to Covington Police Public Information Officer Ronnie Cowan.
Johnny F. Shy, 24, of a Nixon Circle address, was charged with failure to yield the right of way when he did not stop at the intersection and pulled into the path of a car driven by William Thomas Cason.
Cason was traveling south on Alcovy Road when Shy, travelling east on Herring Street, pulled into the path of his car, Cowan said.
Both Cason, 36, and Shy received injuries in the accident and were transported to the Newton County Hospital Emergency Room for treatment. Diane Cason, a passenger in the Cason vehicle, was also injured and taken to the hospital, according to police reports. Officer Cowan stated that both vehicles were “extensively damaged.” Cason was driving a 1977 Ford LTD Oldsmobile.
In an earlier incident on Thursday, June 18, Bonnie Obert was injured when her car left the roadway on Flat Shoals Road and struck a tree. According to Officer Cowan, the 19- year- old Covington resident has been charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants in connection with the single- car accident.
Officer Cowan said that Obert told police the accident had occurred when the brakes on her 1972 Chevrolet Nova failed. Police reports showed that the vehicle travelled more than 250 feet from the pavement before striking the tree broadside. The accident was reported at 2: 15 a. m.
Another Covington resident was injured Friday, June 19, when he fell from the hood of a car and was run over. The incident occurred on Sockwell Avenue at approximately 8: 30 p. m. Jerry Reid, 35, was apparently riding on the hood of a car when he fell off and was run over, Officer Cowan said.
The driver of the vehicle, Shirley Sharpton, was the sister of the victim. Reid was treated at the scene by Newton County EMS and members of the Covington Fire Department.
The report said that the patient was in a “state of violent confusion” before being transferred to the Newton County Hospital for further treatment.