clear
Tuesday July 7th, 2015 7:03AM

10-year-old boy critical but stable after wreck in North Hall

By Rob Moore Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Four people were injured, including a 10-year-old boy who was critically hurt, in a two-vehicle crash on Georgia 11/U.S.129 (Cleveland Highway) in north Hall County Monday afternoon.<br /> <br /> Trooper 1st Class Jonathan S. Munger said troopers were called to the scene of the crash at 4:55 p.m.<br /> <br /> Munger said a vehicle driven by 62-year-old Troy Lee Veal of Gainesville was traveling in the left northbound lane negotiating a right curve on Cleveland Highway approaching the intersection of Jess Helton Road.<br /> <br /> The second vehicle, driven by 47-year-old Carol Thompson of Clayton, was traveling southbound negotiating a left curve on Cleveland Highway approaching the intersection of Jess Helton Road. <br /> <br /> The first vehicle traveled across the right northbound lane and the right tires of the vehicle traveled onto the east shoulder, Munger said.<br /> <br /> Veal's vehicle traveled back into the right northbound lane and began rotating counterclockwise. It then traveled across the left northbound lane and across the center line into the southbound lane toward the Thompson's vehicle, Munger said.<br /> <br /> The front bumper of the first vehicle struck the front bumper of the second.<br /> <br /> The first vehicle continued to rotate counterclockwise and struck the left side of the second vehicle with its right side, Munger said.<br /> <br /> The first vehicle came to an uncontrolled final rest facing southbound in the southbound lane, Munger said. The second vehicle traveled on the west shoulder and came to an uncontrolled final rest facing westbound.<br /> <br /> Veal suffered bruising to his abdomen from the seatbelt, and complained of right hip and lower back pain, Munger said.<br /> <br /> Munger said Thompson suffered a possible broken left collarbone and right ankle, and sustained cuts to her right knee.<br /> <br /> The woman's front seat passenger, 10-year-old Aiden Thompson, suffered upper extremity injuries, Munger said.<br /> <br /> The woman's left rear passenger, 10-year-old Ian Thompson, was airlifted from the scene. Munger said he is in critical but stable condition. <br /> <br /> <br />
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Clarkesville selects design/build team for fire-damaged downtown
The Clarkesville City Council has decided who will perform design work and redevelop the fire-damaged east side of the Square.
9:44PM ( 9 hours ago )
Hall Co. Schools prepare for ESPLOST V
The Hall County School Board prepared for the upcoming ESPLOST referendum vote at their work session Monday afternoon.
7:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
Habersham BOE adjusts for 1.5-percent decline in tax digest
Net school tax collections in Habersham County will be down 1.88 percent under numbers proposed Monday.
6:33PM ( 12 hours ago )
Arrest made following Gainesville funeral home limo theft
A suspect was apprehended Saturday evening in Atlanta after crashing a stolen limousine into a building. The limo was taken from the Memorial Park Funeral Home Main Chapel in Gainesville sometime in the afternoon.
5:26PM ( 13 hours ago )
No fatalities, several BUIs on Lake Lanier during holiday
For law enforcement officials, the Independence Day holiday weekend is a time for heavy patrols, watching both land and sea for impaired drivers, as well as working accidents and incidents.
4:16PM ( 14 hours ago )