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Authorities: Woman distracted by radio causes wreck that snarls Dawsonville Highway traffic
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A woman distracted by her radio caused a wreck that backed up Dawsonville Highway traffic for most of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The wreck occurred on Dawsonville Highway near the Harbour Point subdivision, about a mile east of Boling Bridge.

Trooper Jonathan Folendore of the Georgia State Patrol said the accident was reported at 12:42 p.m. He said a woman driving a Ford 500 car traveling eastbound toward Gainesville crossed a double-yellow center line and struck a tractor-trailer truck owned by Sharp Transit in North Carolina. The car struck the truck in the left fuel tank and both left tires of the tractor. The truck was traveling westbound on Dawsonville Highway.

Fuel was leaking as a result of the wreck, Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett said. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Brackett.

The Georgia Department of Transportation and Georgia State Patrol are working at the scene. Folendore said charges are being filed against the driver of the car.

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