SAVANNAH, GA. (May 8, 2023): Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating a 9:40 a.m. crash that resulted in serious injuries to a construction worker who was struck by a pickup truck on Montgomery Street.
According to the preliminary investigation, a 71-year-old Tybee Island woman was attempting to put a parked Ford F-150 into drive when the vehicle rapidly accelerated. The vehicle traveled through an open construction fence at Montgomery and York streets and struck 27-year-old Jose Castillo. The vehicle continued to drive forward, striking a parked semi-truck. As a result, Castillo was pinned between the F-150 and the semi-truck.
Castillo was transported to Memorial Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. The preliminary indication is that the driver accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.