The Tennessee man's leg was pinned in the wreckage of his vehicle, but he was freed around 10 a.m. He is being transported to an area hospital by a Life Flight helicopter. He was conscious when he was loaded into the helicopter.
Reports indicate that the SUV and a semi truck were involved in the crash, which occurred around 9 a.m.
The wreck had traffic blocked in both directions at the intersection.
The Jeep Cherokee, driven by Thomas E. Brinson of Athens, Tenn., was considered at fault but charges are pending an investigation, said Cpl. Greg Beck of the Floyd County Police Department.
Brinson was heading South on Floyd Springs Road and hit his brakes, sliding underneath a tractor trailer heading east on Ga. 156.
He was life flighted to Erlanger hospital.
Shortly thereafter there was another wreck between an Infinity and a semi truck at the intersection of Ga. 140 and Floyd Springs Road. Police said the driver of the Infinity was going to turn left and caused a tractor trailer to swerve and the rear of the trailer clipped the Infinity.
Only minor injuries were reported.