UPDATE 10:11 p.m. 02/10/2022: Southbound traffic on Veterans Parkway at 50th Street was re-routed temporarily tonight as first responders worked to clear the scene of back-to-back accidents.
Meanwhile, the search for the pick-up that caused the mess is on.
Patrol units directed commuters to a side street as Fire and EMS units tended to the wounded and debris from the accidents.
Lieutenant Robert Taft of the Columbus Police Department says the first accident was caused when a car traveling southbound on Veterans, making a left turn onto 50th, was hit by a northbound pick-up truck pulling a trailer.
The impact separated the trailer from the pick-up. When traffic stopped, another vehicle was rear-ended, causing the second accident.
Police say injuries appear to be minor. Taft says the driver of the pick-up left the scene and will likely face charges.
The scene has since been cleared and traffic is free flowing at this time.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)— Back-to-back car crashes have left lanes of traffic congested at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and 50th Street.
Traffic in the southbound lane of 50th Street is being rerouted as first responders are working to clear the scene.
First responders have cordoned off the intersection and are redirecting traffic at this time.
Details are limited at this time, News 3 has a reporter on scene working to gather more information.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area, or seek an alternate route while traffic remains congested.