Saturday October 16th, 2021 7:07AM

Browns Bridge Road closed after traffic accident brings down power pole

By Kimberly Sizemore Anchor/Reporter

A traffic accident on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville earlier this afternoon caused major traffic delays, closing the road at Memorial Park Drive to repair damages. 

The Georgia State Patrol says that a driver was making a left turn on Browns Bridge Road, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic. The 21-year-old woman turned right into the path of a GMC Yukon with five individuals inside, including three children. The GMC was forced off the road and into a utility pole. Part of the pole fell and took down power lines, as well. 

Debris from the crash struck a third vehicle, as well. 

According to the Georgia State Patrol, all five victims in the GMC were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, Jeannie Adkins of Oakwood, had minor injuries but did not go to the hospital. She was cited for failure to yield while turning left.

The accident impacted traffic as the broken power pole and downed power lines forced authorities to close Browns Bridge Road at Memorial Park Drive. Portions of Memorial Park Drive were blocked, as well. The accident happened at 3:20 p.m., but crews were still working late into the night to repair the damages and reopen the road. Deputies, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and Georgia Power were all on the scene.


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