Albany firefighter injured, 1 cited in 3 vehicle wreck

AFD Fire Truck Crash

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One person went to the emergency room and one person was cited after a wreck in Northwest Albany on Tuesday.

According to fire officials, the driver of a fire truck, Octavious Gibson, went to the emergency room after the truck was hit at Pointe North Boulevard and Old Dawson Road.

There were 10 people involved in the three-vehicle accident, according to the Albany Police Department.

Police said a 2010 Nissan Armada, driven by Donald Tyrone Gilbert and carrying five passengers, was heading south on Pointe North Boulevard when the fire truck was heading west on Old Dawson Road around 5:15 p.m.

APD said Gilbert had a green light, but the fire truck was responding to a call and used due regard to enter the intersection because it was in emergency mode.

Officers said Gilbert failed to observe the fire truck entering the intersection with its lights and siren, and the Aarmada hit the truck. The Armada continued and also hit a 2006 Ford Mustang, driven by Darryl Fails.

Fire officials said Gibson had a head injury after his head hit the helmet of one of the two passengers in the fire truck and that his hip was sore from the seat belt. They reported that Gibson is OK.

Police said there were complaints of injuries from all passengers of all vehicles, but there were no major injuries and everyone refused to be transported to the hospital.

Gilbert was cited with failure to yield for emergency vehicles.

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