Ptl. Officer Christopher Richardson, Albany Police Department
The 2003 Nissan Altima being loaded onto a tow truck after the accident
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
A 58 year-old woman is recovering tonight
after being injured in a crash at a busy Albany intersection this morning.
Police said 23 year-old Mandela Bateman was
driving north on Westover Boulevard in a black 2003 Nissan Altima and was
passing through a yellow light at the intersection of Meredyth Drive around 10
o'clock this morning.
They said that's when Aletha Clyde, who was
driving the other direction in a red 2002 Ford Escape, turned in front of
"The cars can be
fixed and replaced. The people can't be
as easily fixed and replaced. So I just
wish people would try to slow down and pay attention to try to prevent
accidents from occurring," said Ptl. Off. Christopher Richardson, Albany
Richardson said Bateman could have been
traveling over 40-miles-per-hour when the cars collided. He said Clyde was cited for failure to yield
and was taken to the hospital for minor injuries. Bateman was not injured.
He also says the accident could have been
worse and urges motorists to stay safe behind the wheel.