On the Security Scene
On Friday, July 9, Security, Chatham Emergency Services (CES) and Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) responded to the area of Sparnel Road and Westcross for a report of two-vehicle accident with injuries. The driver of the second vehicle stated she was traveling east on Westcross Road. When she approached the intersection at Sparnel Road, the driver of the first vehicle failed to yield, and the driver of the second vehicle ran into the passenger side of the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger of vehicle one were transported to the hospital for medical attention. Both vehicles were removed from the scene via tow truck. CCPD cited the driver of the first vehicle for failure to yield.
Security, CES, and CCPD responded to Landings Way North and Hunting Lane on Tuesday, July 12, for a single-vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers found that vehicle had crashed into a tree. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital for medical attention. The cause of the accident is unknown, and Georgia State Patrol (GSP) is investigating.
Golf Cart/Bicycle Accident
On Wednesday, July 7, Security and CES responded to The Deck for a report of an accident involving a golf cart and bicycle. The golf cart driver had backed his cart out of a parking spot when the bicyclist ran into the golf cart and fell off the bicycle. Witnesses stated that the cyclist was not paying attention to where he was going at the time of the incident. The cyclist was treated on scene for injuries.
Security responded to the area near Lagoon 15 at Wiley Bottom Road and Landings Way North for a report of a suspicious incident on Tuesday, July 13. The complainant reported seeing a man entering the wood line with what appeared to be a bow and arrow. Upon arrival to the area, officers located the man, who was carrying a piece of a palm tree. He advised that he was searching the area for his son to build a fort and apologized for any confusion before leaving the area.
Courtesy Safety Inspection
On Friday, July 9, Security personnel and members of the Security Committee conducted the first Courtesy Safety Inspection (CSI) event near the Franklin Creek campus. A total of 32 golf carts were inspected, three cart registrations were transferred to new owners, and one warning was issued for unlicensed driving. Be on the lookout for more CSI events in the future as we continue our efforts to increase awareness, safety, and compliance.
** Please note that a brief synopsis is provided for pertinent incidents that Security responds to during the week. All incidents are not covered in the weekly recap. Statistics for all reports are provided below. **