UPDATE: 2 Vehicle Wrecks Less Than 1 Hour Apart Monday Afternoon

UPDATE: Habersham Co. - Two vehicle accidents occurred less than an hour apart Monday afternoon.

Emergency Services Director Chad Black tells WCHM that around "15:34 (3:34 p.m.) Habersham County 911 received a call reporting a motor vehicle accident on Ga. 15 at John Wood Rd."

When authorities arrived on the scene, they were met with a  two-car accident with a total of four patients. 

According to Cpl. John Getty of Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa, "A 2013 Toyota Rav4, driven by 77 y/o, Betty Gulledge of Saute-Nacoche failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign on John Wood Road."

The Toyota traveled into the intersection of GA 15 when the front of the Toyota struck the right front corner of a 1999 Honda CRV in the southbound lanes. 

The Honda was driven by Sagia Banford, 18, of Alto. 

Banford and her passenger, a 17-year-old female, were transported to Habersham Hospital. Gulledge was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   

No one was critically injured according to Getty. 

"Ladder 9, Engine 17, Medic 16, Medic 21, 802 and 811" responded to the scene according to Black.


The second incident occurred at 4:08 p.m. when Habersham County 911 received a call reporting a motor vehicle accident on Ga. 365 and Crane Mill Rd.

Black goes on to say that "Engine 12, Medic 9, Medic 1, Cornelia Engine 22, Hall County Medic 6, Battalion 1 and Captain 1 responded to find total of 3 patients with 2 trapped in the vehicles."

According to Getty, "A 2006 Chevrolet HHR, driven by 79 y/o, Lillian Davidson of Alto failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign on Crane Mill Road."

The Chevrolet traveled into the intersection of GA 365 when the right front corner of the Chevrolet struck the front left corner of a 2009 Toyota Yaris in the northbound lanes. 

The Toyota was driven by Kerry Montgomery, 56, of Clarkesville. 

"Due to vehicular damage sustained in the crash, Mr. Montgomery was extricated from the Toyota and then transported to Northeast GA Medical Center.  Due to vehicular damage of the Chevrolet, Ms. Davidson’s passenger, a 16 y/o male was extricated from the vehicle," Getty says. 

Habersham M9 and Hall M6 transported the patients with serious injuries and M1 transported one patient with moderate injuries, according to Black.

No one was critically injured according to Getty.