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3 injured after Good News van hits dump truck
Van driver and 2 passengers taken to hospital after morning collision
Gainesville Police Lt. Michael Martin walks past the front of a van that collided with a dump truck at the intersection of Pearl Nix Parkway and Dorsey Street just before noon today. - photo by Tom Reed

Three people were hurt when a van carrying eight people from the Good News at Noon shelter collided with a dump truck just before noon Wednesday at the intersection of Pearl Nix Parkway and Dorsey Street in Gainesville.

The male driver of the van and two female passengers, ages 14 and 12, were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries, according to Gainesville Police Officer Kevin Holbrook. There were seven children in the van in addition to the driver.

The driver of the Simpson's Grading and Hauling dump truck was not injured.

"At this time, the investigation has so far revealed that the driver of the van did fail to stop at the red light," Holbrook said Wednesday night.

The intersection was closed for about an hour. The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, Holbrook said.


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