An Alabama man was cited for causing a crash that sent three people to the hospital around noon Wednesday, according to Summerville Police reports.
Sebastian Gamez, 22, of Fort Payne, was driving his gold 1999 Ford F-250 in the northbound lane of Hwy. 27 as it approached the intersection with First Avenue. Gamez said he had a yellow light as he passed through the First Avenue Intersection.
However, that isn’t the story given by Jo Ann Martin, 64, of Summerville. She claims the light was green and she had the right-of-way. She drove her white 2017 Buick Enclave into the intersection and was struck by Gamez.
“Witness Jacqueline Manning states that she was sitting in the northbound turning lane on Hwy. 27 and the light was red. Witness Manning states that she observed [Gamez] come beside her in the inside northbound lane and run the red light and struck [Martin’s car] who was entering the intersection with a green light. Witness Rusty Webb works at the service station at the intersection. Witness Webb states that he heard the impact and when he looked up that the First Avenue light was green,” Summerville Police Officer Phillip Cox stated.
Gamez and his 20-year-old passenger, Maddison Pruitt, of Fort Payne, were taken by ambulance to Redmond Medical Center in Floyd County. Martin was transported by ambulance to Floyd Medical Center, also in Floyd County.
Gamez was cited for failing to obey a traffic control device, according to an accident report.