A chain-reaction crash on GA 365 north of Gainesville left eight people injured, with five receiving treatment in a hospital. The collision occurred on Friday afternoon, October 1st. Following too closely appeared to have caused the accident.
The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m., half a mile south of Ramsey Road in northern Hall County. The Georgia State Patrol Post 6 in Gainesville said all the vehicles involved northbound on GA 365 when they stopped for heavy traffic. A fifth vehicle, a Dodge Ram pickup truck operated by Jonathan Kent of Lookout Mountain, was following too closely.
The truck then rear-ended a Ford F150 driven by Amber Orr, 43, of Cornelia. The crash impact set off a rear-end chain reaction involving an SUV and two other pickups. As a result, three vehicles stopped in the median, and two others blocked both highway lanes. In addition, the chain-reaction crash on GA 365 shut down the northbound lanes 365 near the accident site.
The five drivers involved and three passengers in an Acura MDX suffered minor injuries or complained of injuries. Hall County EMS took Orr and the occupants of the Acura to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for treatment. State troopers identified the Acura driver as John Lee, 51, of Semmes, Alabama.
The injured passengers are Windy Lee, 49, Jessica Lee, 22, both of Semmes, and Pavin Hasselberger of Saraland, Alabama. Kent and two other pick truck drivers identified as Christopher Ansley of Demorest, 39, and Wayne Garner, 50, of Alto, complained of injuries but did not go to the hospital. The state patrol charged Kent with following too closely.
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