Three people were injured — one of whom was trapped in his vehicle — in a wreck on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road at the entrance to Gwinnett Medical Center on Friday afternoon.
According to police and fire officials, two vehicles, a black Nissan Xterra and a white Toyota Sequoia, were involved. The driver of the Nissan was trapped in his vehicle and had to be extricated by Gwinnett County firefighters, while the man's adult son was able to get out on his own. A woman who was in the Toyota was helped out of her vehicle by several passersby.
The man who was trapped was taken to the hospital with serious, though non-life-threatening, injures, Lawrenceville Police Department Lt. Jake Parker said.
Witness Lissett Bacaro, who was driving by just after the wreck occurred, said his injuries looked bad.
“I’ve been in this situation; all I could do was make sure he was OK. He was responsive, but had a big gash (on his forehead),” Bacaro said. “There was a lot of blood.”
The occupant of the Toyota was also taken to the hospital after being examined on scene. The woman was treated for a foot injury and had blood on her face and chest.
Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Lt. Justin Wilson said all patients were in stable condition when they were transported.
Though the accident investigation is ongoing, Parker said police determined the Toyota “disregarded the traffic signal, causing the accident.”
Lawrenceville Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit was notified but did not respond to the scene.