Samantha Loggins, of Sautee Nacoochee was out driving Saturday with her two children to pick up a cake for her boyfriend’s birthday and cookout supplies.
She stopped on Ga. 11 at Joe Turner Road when Gary Olsen, 53, of Cleveland, stopped his Toyota Tundra to turn left, according to Georgia State Patrol and Loggins.
Heather Morgan, 30, of Clermont, “was following too closely” and ended up hitting Loggins’ car in the rear, according to GSP.
“I never saw the car until after I came to. … None of the doors open in my vehicle,” Loggins said.
Loggins’ 2-year-old daughter Ava, who was sleeping, was flown by helicopter to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
Ava suffered a severe brain injury while her mother broke her leg. Ava’s 4-year-old brother, Eli Murphy, suffered a concussion as well as scratches and bruises.
“The back of the driver’s seat actually broke from impact because we were hit so hard. The windows had to be busted out,” Loggins said.
Owen Morgan, 14, was also taken to Scottish Rite, though his condition wasn’t available Tuesday, Feb. 25.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Ava, with $3,318 raised as of Tuesday, Feb. 25, to cover medical and other expenses.
Heather Morgan, Samantha Loggins, her son Eli and three other children in Morgan’s vehicle — 4-year-old Paysley Morgan, 8-year-old Jasper Morgan and 13-year-old Zaylei Morgan — were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, the GSP said.
Conditions of all those taken to NGMC weren't available.
Olsen and a passenger, Tamera Olsen, 55, of Cleveland, suffered minor injuries but were not transported.
Charges are pending, the GSP said.
Reporter Jeff Gill contributed to this report.