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      Intersection closes due to traffic accident

      A three-car accident took place Friday evening at the intersection of Gillionville Rd. and Slappey Blvd. / Jessica Fairley

      UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.

      Albany Police say 60-year-old Mattie Robertson was driving a Chrysler south on North Slappey Boulevard when she became disoriented because of a medical issue, sped through an intersection and hit a Nissan Altima carrying Brigina Moore and two others head on. At that time Robertson's car overturned several times according to police and hit a Buick carrying Rosetta Fowler and three children ages 6, 8 and 11.

      All of the people involved were taken to Phoebe for treatment. All injuries were minor and they are all expected to make a full recovery. Officials say Robertson is not being charged in the case since the reason for the accident was medically related.

      ORIGINAL STORY:

      A three-car accident took place Friday evening at the intersection of Gillionville Rd. and Slappey Blvd.

      At this time we know that multiple vehicles are involved, one of which is overturned.

      Albany Police Department, two fire engines with the Albany Fire Department and three ambulances are on scene. There is a train present as well that is not involved in the accident, however the railroad crossing arms were damaged in this accident.

      Multiple adults and children are involved; those with injuries have been sent by ambulance to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

      The Georgia Department of Transportation has shut down this intersection. APD is asking for motorists to avoid this area if possible.

      Fox 31 is first on scene and will bring you more details as they become available.

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