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Twin boys taken to Scottish Rite after Monday wreck

POSTED: June 18, 2014 12:51 a.m.

Twin 10-year-old brothers were injured, one critically, in a Monday afternoon wreck on Cleveland Highway.

Ian Thompson was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, and Aiden Thompson was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center before also being transferred to Scottish Rite. Carol Thompson, 47, of Clayton, was also taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she was in satisfactory condition Tuesday afternoon.

She had a possible broken left collarbone and right ankle and cuts to her right knee, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Aiden Thompson suffered injuries to his upper extremities, according to the patrol. Information about his condition was not available Tuesday. Ian Thompson was in critical condition, according to a spokeswoman with the hospital.

The two-vehicle wreck happened just before 5 p.m. at Cleveland Highway at Jess Helton Road in North Hall County.

A Ford Crown Victoria driven by Troy Lee Veal, 62, of Gainesville, was heading north in the left lane of Cleveland Highway when it traveled across the left northbound lane while rounding a curve and its tires went onto the shoulder of the road, Trooper Jonathan Munger said.

The Ford then went back into the right northbound lane and began to rotate before spinning into the southbound lane and striking a southbound Subaru Impreza. The Crown Victoria then continued to rotate and struck the Impreza a second time before both vehicles came to rest, according to the patrol.

Veal suffered bruising to his abdomen from his seat belt along with right hip and lower back pain.

The crash remains under investigation by the patrol.


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