Car accident in Savannah

An early morning roadway incident on E. Derenne Avenue at the intersection with Habersham Drive in Savannah led to a cyclist being hospitalized and the temporary closure of the avenue’s westbound lane. The collision between a car and a cyclist occurred at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The Savannah Police Department (SPD) reported to the scene where law enforcement officers and emergency medical services attended to the injured cyclist. The individual was promptly taken to Memorial Hospital following the accident. The SPD has provided no further details regarding the condition of the cyclist post-incident.

Traffic flow on E. Derenne Avenue was disrupted due to the accident, causing delays during the early morning hours. The westbound lane that had been closed to allow emergency crews to manage the situation and investigate the site was reopened to public access around 7:00 a.m.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation, and the SPD has yet to release information about the circumstances leading up to the collision or if any charges will be pursued. Updates on the cyclist’s health status and further details on the incident will be made available as the investigation progresses.

Safety officials urge drivers and cyclists alike to exercise caution and be vigilant of their surroundings, especially at intersections and during times of limited visibility. With the increasing number of cyclists on the road, the potential for accidents underscores the need for heightened awareness on the part of all who share the road.

Source: Fox28 Savannah