SAVANNAH, GA (June 13, 2015) – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a wreck on US Highway 80 on the Bull River Bridge which sent several people to the hospital.
The collision occurred at approximately 3:55 p.m. Dustin C. Kinser, 33, was heading towards Tybee Island in a white Ford Fusion. The car in front of Kinser slowed down for traffic that was stopped ahead. Kinser attempted to prevent rear ending that car and he veered into oncoming traffic, striking a black Ford F150 head on, which was driven by Steven M. Sinclair, 55.
Sinclair and three other members of his family who were riding in the truck were taken to Memorial University Medical Center with nonlife threatening injuries. Mr. Kinser was trapped in his car and was extricated by Southside Fire and EMS. Kinser was transported to Memorial in serious but stable condition.
Officers shut down both lanes of the bridge while first responders tended to the injured drivers, MAIT officers documented the scene, and a wrecker cleared the vehicles from the roadway.
The collision is still under investigation by MAIT.
All lanes of US Highway East were reopened by 6:15 p.m.