Severe Hit-and-Run Crash on Big A Road in Toccoa Injures Ten People
GEORGIA - According to an online accident news story published on nowhabersham.com, the Georgia State Patrol troopers are searching for a hit-and-run driver who is responsible for causing a multi-vehicle accident.*
The news report states that ten people were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of accident-related injuries. Six of the people injured in the crash were children.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, the accident occurred at around 3 PM. The location of the multi-vehicle accident was at the intersection of the Rothell Road Extension and Big A Road/GA 17 Alt. The accident report from the Georgia State Patrol states that the at-fault driver while driving their SUV, failed to yield after they stopped at the Rothell Road stop sign and then turned into the path of an oncoming cement truck. The SUV driver and the driver of the cement truck driver attempted to avoid the collision. However, the cement truck struck a Chevy Malibu and sent the Malibu into the southbound traffic lanes, where it collided with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup. The crash forces pushed the pickup truck into the northbound traffic lanes and into the path of a Hyundai Santa Fe. The Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and Hyundai Santa Fe collided.
Georgia State Patrol troopers motorist who caused the severe chain reaction accident fled the accident scene. The description of the motor vehicle provided by law enforcement authorities is that the vehicle was a white SUV. No make or model is known at this time.
The pickup truck driver, a 69-year-old Eastanollee man, was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for emergency medical treatment.
The Malibu passengers, a family of four, were all injured in the crash. Emergency Medical Services transported the family of five to Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia by ambulance.
Another family that was traveling in the Hyundai Santa Fe was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for emergency medical treatment. The Emergency Medical Services crew took the four children in the Hyundai Santa Fe to Stephens County Hospital.
The cement truck from Toccoa, was not injured in the crash.
All traffic in the area was diverted around the crash for several hours as Georgia State Patrol troopers investigated the hit-and-run accident and emergency personnel assisted the injured. The motor vehicle accident is currently under investigation.
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