A pair of wrecks closed roads in Hall County and injured a total of five people Thursday.
One person was seriously hurt in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon at Candler Road near O’Kelly Road, according to authorities.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nicole Bailes said a pickup truck collided with a box truck. Leakage from the box truck closed all lanes on Candler Road for multiple hours.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan Folendore said it took emergency medical services 52 minutes to get Nancy Castillo-Molina, 37, of Gainesville, extricated from her Chevrolet Silverado.
Folendore said Castillo-Molina was traveling southbound on Candler Road before 2 p.m. Thursday, when she allegedly crossed the double-yellow line and struck a box truck head-on.
The driver of the box truck, Clinton Banks, 56, of Hoschton, did not have any complaint of injuries
“(The pickup truck) got pushed off the shoulder down into a ditch,” Folendore said. “Its left side was up against the gravel embankment of the railroad tracks.”
Folendore said Castillo-Molina suffered a broken ankle and other abrasions.
She was charged with failure to maintain lane, the trooper said.
A two-car wreck blocked U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road for an hour and sent four people to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries in the middle of the day Thursday.
A pickup truck pulled out from Chestnut Street into the path of a passenger car, Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said, adding that it appears the truck was at fault. He said the crash was possibly weather-related.
Holbrook said both drivers and two passengers in the car were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Assistant Metro Editor Clark Leonard contributed to this article.