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Authorities: Fiery wreck injures 4, including 3 critically
Accident occurred on Cool Springs Road in North Hall
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A fiery wreck on Cool Springs Road on Sunday injured four people, including three critically, authorities said. - photo by Clark Leonard

An early Sunday night wreck on Cool Springs Road near Nix Bridge Road led to three critical injuries and one non-life-threatening injury, according to authorities, with all four people transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

That accident occurred when a 1986 Chevrolet Scottsdale K10 pickup truck flipped and caught fire after T-boning a 2007 Honda Civic and reversing the Honda’s direction of travel approximately 50 feet, Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Anthony Coleman said.

“It’s a very, very high-force impact,” Coleman said. 

Speed and alcohol were believed to be involved as containers were found on the crash scene, according to Coleman.

The Civic came to rest in front of a telephone pole a few feet away from the Chevrolet truck, Coleman said.

The truck was traveling north on Cool Springs Road attempting to negotiate a curve and went off the westbound shoulder for about 297 feet before re-entering into the southbound lane of Cool Springs, authorities said. The Civic, traveling south, tried to steer left to try to avoid a head-on collision but was T-Boned on the passenger side, Coleman said.

Coleman didn’t have names of those involved initially because they were taken to the hospital, where he would have to interview them to complete the investigation and determine what charges would be filed.

The sergeant said on the scene he believed three males were in the pickup truck and a woman in the Honda.

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