Wednesday Morning Wreck Sends 16-Year-Old To Hospital

Cornelia - This morning’s wreck caused a 16-year-old girl to be transported to the hospital. Around 7:20 Wednesday morning, authorities were notified of a two-car wreck on US-441 at the GA 365 northbound exit/entrance ramp. Cornelia Fire Department were first on the scene and Sgt. Matthew Arnold arrived on the scene approximately seven minutes later. According to the police report, upon Sgt. Arnold’s arrival, medical personnel were treating the 16-year-old driver identified as Jaden Glatfelter of Demorest. Emergency services managed to stabilize the teen’s neck until ambulance arrived. Glatfelter was driving a white, 2017 Nissan Centra. The report goes on to state that 19-year-old Kane Phommasouk of Demorest was travelling north in a 2003 Gray Toyota Corolla when the pair collided, causing his car to spin around. Gatfelter’s vehicle ended up striking a pedestrian crosswalk signal, causing it to come unmounted. Phommasouk had marks from the seat belt but refused medical treatment and made no comments of injuries according to the report. Glafelter was transported by EMS to Habersham Medical Center for further treatment. Three lanes of traffic were completely blocked for approximately forty minutes while emergency services managed the wreckage. The lanes were reopened at 8:10 a.m. and no citations were given during the time of the accident.