Jerry Davis injured in car accident, Jennifer Tellez facing several charges.
A teenager faces charges in connection with a Friday afternoon traffic crash in Thomasville in which one victim had to be freed from his vehicle by emergency crews.
Emergency personnel were dispatched to Winston Street and Arlington Avenue at 3:22 p.m. in reference to a rollover accident in which one person was trapped inside a vehicle.
When they arrived, officers found a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer overturned with 49-year-old male pinned inside.
Emergency crews worked for about 20 minutes before they were able to extricate the victim, identified as Jerry Davis of Thomasville, according to the Thomasville Police Department.
Davis was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries, police said.
A preliminary investigation by the department’s Traffic Safety Unit indicates that the Blazer, driven by Davis, was traveling south on Winston Street when a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta, operated by 16-year-old Jennifer Tellez going west on Arlington Avenue, ran the stop sign at Winston Street, police said.
The Jetta struck the Blazer, causing it to roll over, police said.
A passenger in the Blazer, Teresa Davis, the wife of Jerry Davis, was not injured. The Jetta had two passengers at the time of the collision — Kathrine Thomas, 41, who was transported to Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center with minor injuries, and a 7-year-old child, who was not injured, police said.
Authorities did not give an address for Tellez, who was charged with running a stop sign and driving with no operator’s license, police said. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.