NWGA Scanner | March 8th, 2022

Dalton woman injured in two-vehicle crash after running red light and crashing into First Baptist Church of Dalton

According to a Dalton Police Department crash report, on February 27th, 2022, at 10:10 AM, a 2008 Chevy Aveo being driven by Lillian Parris, 77, of Dalton, crashed into the scout hut at 311 North Thornton. According to the report, “Parris stated that she was traveling east on Waught Street. Parris stated that she thought the light was green when getting close to Waugh Street and Jones Street. Parris stated that when she was going through the intersection she hit a 2014 Chevy Impala being driven by Anna Meza, 44, of Dalton. Parris stated to the officer that she tried to hit the brake but couldn’t get her leg off the gas. The Chevy Aveo went over the curb, entered the First Baptist Church of Dalton’s parking lot. Hit a trailer and then hit a vehicle before the scout hut in the back parking lot. The Chevy Aveo hit the front porch of the scout hut and then hit the northeast corner of the building. According to a Whitfield County 911 CAD, the building suffered major damage from the crash. Meza stated that she was at a red light at Waugh Street and Jones Street traveling northbound, she stated that when the light turned green, she entered the intersection and then stated that the Chevy Aveo then hit the back left rear section of her vehicle. According to the report, Parris was injured in the crash and teen by EMS to Hamilton Medical Center. Parris was also cited for running the red light.

Picture via Dalton Fire Department