According to Brandon Williams with the Rome Police Department:
The three vehicles involved were a Ford F-150 pickup, a Dodge Intrepid and a Nissan Frontier pickup.
Williams said Bernard Chambers was driving the Ford F-150 east on Shorter Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Chambers told police that he was looking to change lanes when he hit the back of the Dodge, driven by Leigh Hall. That impact knocked the Intrepid into the Nissan, which was driven by Charles Oliver.
Oliver said that the front of his pickup then hit another pickup truck, which apparently left the scene.
Williams said there were no major injuries, but a small child in the Dodge and an elderly passenger in the Nissan were taken to Floyd Medical Center for evaluation.
Williams said Chambers would be cited for following too closely.
Traffic in both directions was slowed due to the emergency vehicles, and the roadway was finally cleared around 5:50 p.m.