A Gainesville man was critically injured Monday, Sept. 7, when his car ran off Thompson Bridge Road and lodged under a Tap It van, police said.
Police said they don’t know why the Chevrolet Equinox driven by Jeffrey Dwayne Bennett, 60, left the road around 3 p.m. near the Gainesville growlers shop.
Bennett’s car was traveling north when it veered off and struck the 2008 Sprinter van, becoming lodged under it, police said.
Bennett was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, police said. Hospital officials said he was still in critical condition Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Tap It owner Jim Tortorelli said the shop’s van was totaled, costing roughly $50,000.
“Good thing the van was parked there, because it would have smashed a hole in the building,” Tortorelli said.
The wreck is still under investigation.
“I hope this person survives. … I feel for him and his family,” Tortorelli said.