Man Charged for Wreck that Injured Three Children in Dawson County, GA
DAWSON COUNTY, GA. – A man has been charged in connection with a single-vehicle wreck that injured a woman and three children in Dawson County, Georgia, according to a news story reported online by dawsonnews.com. Two of the children were airlifted from the scene of the crash with severe injuries.*
The wreck happened on January 31 on Highway 136 in Dawson County. Georgia State Patrol reports that 38-year-old Michael Don Land, of Dawsonville, Georgia, was driving a 2005 Buick LaCrosse west on Highway 136 and somehow ran off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle then went down an embankment and hit several trees before coming to a rest.
A woman and three children were in the vehicle with Land at the time. The woman, identified as 30-year-old Crystal Gooch, was seriously injured in the wreck, and she was transported by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Her current condition is not known.
The children, ages 4, 5, and 6, were also injured. Two of the children suffered serious injuries, and a medical helicopter flew them to Egleston Children’s Hospital for treatment. The third child was transported by ambulances to the children’s hospital. Troopers indicate that two of the children have since been released, while one child remains hospitalized.
Land sustained non-life threatening injuries, and he was transferred to police custody after receiving medical treatment. Authorities booked him into the Dawson County Detention Center on charges of serious injury by vehicle, DUI drugs, DUI child endangerment, child restraint violation, reckless driving, and failure to maintain a lane. He is currently being held without bond.
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