Several injured in Rockmart Highway wreck
A head-on wreck on the Rockmart Highway south of the Bethel Church Road intersection just before 6 p.m. on May 20, sent four women to Floyd Medical Center with serious injuries.
Police had not released any names as of press time over the weekend.
Floyd County officer C. Wright said a Kia Sedona that was northbound on the two- lane highway crossed over the center line and slammed headon into a Lincoln Navigator bearing Paulding County plates.
The impact spun the Navigator around in front of a Honda Accord with a Polk tag that was also southbound behind the Navigator and those two vehicles hit head-on.
Mark Willis of Powder Springs, who was on his way to Rome for a production at the DeSoto Theatre, was one of the first people on the scene and said he could immediately tell there were serious injuries.
“People were standing out here shaking the head and feeling their chest,” Willis said.
He went around the Navigator to check on the women in that vehicle but discovered the front passenger’s side door would not open because the front end of the vehi- cle had been collapsed back into the front seat.
Rome- Floyd County Fire Department Chief Brad Beall said that two of the women in the Navigator suffered serious leg injuries.
Both of those passengers were transported to FMC along with the driver.
Five people were in the Honda Accord; however only one, a woman, was taken to FMC for treatment.
The Kia Sedona careened off the highway and into a ditch on the west side of the road. Both the driver and one passenger declined treatment at the scene.
The driver of the Sedona was charged with failing to maintain the lane of traffic.
The wreck shut down both lanes of traffic on Rockmart Highway for close to three hours.
Debris is strewn across Rockmart Highway on May 20 after a three-car wreck sent four people to area hospitals.