Charles Dowd, 48, of Griffin, who was driving a Mitsubishi Montero, pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer being driven by K. Kurlinski, 35, of Griffin, according to Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Sam Swain.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 16 and Rover-Zetella Road in western Spalding County at about 6:20 p.m.
Dowd was transported by air ambulance to the Atlanta Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, Swain said. The boy, a passenger in the Mitsubishi Montero, was transported by air ambulance to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
Kurlinski was not injured.
Charges are pending, Swain said.