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Posted: Thursday, December 6th 2012 at 10:27pm

Second victim airlifted after Habersham wreck

By Rob Moore Editor
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A 2003 Honda Odyssey van was heavily damaged after going out of control and striking several trees and a barbed-wire fence on Camp Creek Road near Habersham Central High School Tuesday night. Eight people were hurt, including five children. (Photo/Rob Moore)
MT. AIRY The Georgia State Patrol reports that a second occupant of the mini-van that wrecked on Camp Creek Road near Habersham Central High School Tuesday night was airlifted.

Eight people were hurt when that 2003 Honda Odyssey van driven by 29-year-old Angelina Gaspar of Cornelia went out of control just south of Owens Circle at 7:39 p.m. Dec. 4.

According to the GSP report, the van was traveling south on Camp Creek Road and for unknown reasons crossed the northbound lane out of control. The van then traveled onto the left shoulder of the road, striking a ditch with its front and undercarriage, continued traveling south and struck several trees and a barbed-wire fence with its front.

Gaspar, who was wearing a shoulder and lap belt, suffered head injuries and was taken by ambulance to Habersham Medical Center. She later was airlifted from HMC to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Mendez Gaspar Andres, 36, of Cornelia, was airlifted from Habersham Central High School to Gwinnett Medical Center with lower extremity injuries. The wreck report states the possible restraint system used by Andres is unknown.

A third adult in the van, 27-year-old Juna Gaspar of Cornelia, was taken by ambulance to HMC with upper extremity injuries. The wreck report states the possible restraint system used by Juna Gaspar is unknown.

Five children in the van also were injured: a 12-year-old, who was wearing a shoulder and lap belt, suffered abdomen and pelvis injuries; a 6-year-old female, who was wearing a shoulder and lap belt, suffered upper extremity injuries; an 11-year-old female, who was wearing a shoulder and lap belt, suffered abdomen and pelvis injuries; a 5-year-old, who was in a booster seat, suffered upper extremity injuries; and a 3-year-old, who was in a booster seat, suffered unspecified injuries, the GSP report states.

All the children were taken by Habersham and Stephens County ambulances to HMC.

The driver stated she lost control, the GSP report states. No citations had been issued as of Thursday.



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