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Pedestrian still in serious condition after accident at Stans Biscuits
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Joe Reed Gibbs, 60, of Gainesville, suffered serious injuries Wednesday morning when he was pinned against the wall of Stan's Biscuits on Thompson Bridge Road after a car crossed into the southbound lanes and into the parking lot.

The man injured in a car accident at Stan’s Biscuits earlier this week is still in serious condition at the hospital.

Joe Reed Gibbs, 60, of Gainesville, was pinned against the wall of the shop on Thompson Bridge Road when a car crossed into the southbound lanes and into the parking lot at about 5 a.m. Wednesday, Gainesville Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said.

Gibbs suffered serious injuries, including to his head and leg, and was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center that morning, according to authorities.

“The crash pushed the parked vehicle into a patron of the restaurant, who was walking into the front door,” Holbrook said Wednesday. Gibbs was thrown into the front window, breaking the glass, restaurant co-owner Greg Loyd said.

The driver, Fernando Jaimes-Contreras, 54, of Gainesville, is charged with driving too fast, on the wrong side of the road and failing to stay in his lane. He also did not have a driver’s license, according to police.

Police are still investigating and do not know why Jaimes-Contreras lost control. Further charges are possible.

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