A Marietta man is in critical condition after the car in which he was riding slammed into a utility pole in a two-vehicle accident Friday at the intersection of Johnson Ferry Road and Woodlawn Drive.
Kyle Lysaght, 22, was airlifted by Life Flight helicopter to the Atlanta Medical Center, according to Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce.
Police said Lysaght was a frontseat passenger in a gray 2007 Lexus heading southbound on Johnson Ferry shortly before 5 p.m. Friday.
As the vehicle approached the intersection, it was struck by a white 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck turning left onto Woodlawn from northbound Johnson Ferry.
The Lexus then collided with a utility pole in a traffic island, seriously injuring Lysaght, Pierce said.
The driver of the Lexus, Matthew Baske, 22, of Alpharetta, and the driver of the Tacoma, Zeferino Trego, 49, of Kennesaw, were taken by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Pierce.
He said a backseat passenger in the Lexus, Eric Hellerstedt, 22, of Marietta, declined medical treatment at the scene.
Pierce said traffic signals in both directions of Johnson Ferry were green, meaning that vehicles attempting to turn must yield. But he said no charges have been filed thus far.
East Cobb Patch readers reported that the helicopter landed and took off at nearby Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, and that traffic at the intersection was blocked for several hours.
Other eyewitnesses said the two injured passengers in the Lexus had to be extricated by emergency crews.
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