Police in Georgia believe that a 30-year-old man was driving under the influence when he was involved in a two-vehicle crash that left a Savannah woman critically injured in the early morning hours of Sept. 22. The man has been charged with DUI, and he was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center after receiving medical treatment in Savannah. The accident occurred on the Abercorn Street Extension near Rio Road in Savannah at approximately 2:05 a.m.
According to a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police report, the man's SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed as it approached a construction zone in the westbound lanes of the Abercorn Extension. Police say that the SUV struck a number of barrels, which had been placed in the roadway to close off the outer lanes, before striking the rear of the woman's car. The force of the impact turned the car sideways and propelled it into a steamroller. Construction workers subsequently stopped the SUV.