SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah Police Department is investigating a multi-vehicle crash on Bay Street that took place Monday afternoon, resulting in serious injuries to two pedestrians.
Police say around 5:45 p.m., a man was traveling east in the right-hand lane of Bay Street near Abercorn Street when, for unknown reasons, his GMC Yukon hit a parked Ford Fiesta. The impact resulted in the Fiesta going onto the sidewalk and into the wall of 201 Bay Street.
Officials say at the time of the crash, 41-year-old Christina Morris and 60-year-old Vicki Anthony, both of Ohio, were getting items out of the trunk of a Ford Focus that was parked directly in front of the Fiesta. Both women were hit as a result. A Ford Escape that was parked in front of the Focus was also damaged.
Morris and Anthony were transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment. They have since been released and have returned to Ohio.
Police say the driver has been cited with failure to maintain lane, running a red light, no insurance, and distracted driving. Officials say the distracted driving charge was not due to cell phone usage. The running a red light charge stemmed from an incident further away from the crash site.