Posted: Tuesday, December 4th 2012 at 10:46pm
One person seriously hurt in Habersham crash
By Rob Moore Editor
A wrecked Ford Focus is removed from the area of a utility pole off Georgia Highway 17 (Toccoa Highway) near Clarkesville Tuesday night. (Photo/Rob Moore)
MT. AIRY – The driver of a Ford Focus was seriously injured when that vehicle went out of control and overturned, striking a utility pole and telephone service box on Georgia Highway 17 (Toccoa Highway) near Clarkesville shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The wreck happened near Glade Creek Baptist Church and was witnessed by a trooper from the Georgia State Patrol.
A medical helicopter was requested to transport the driver of that vehicle, but because the closest air ambulance was already committed on another Habersham County wreck and a second aircraft was 50 minutes away, the victim was rushed by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
Georgia Highway 17 was shut down for a time following the wreck.
Further details of the wreck were not immediately available.
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