Three people were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after two cars collided in Dawsonville last Thursday and one vehicle hit a nearby power pole, causing a temporary power outage, according to a Georgia State Patrol crash report.
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The two car-crash occurred at the intersection of Ga. 53 and Jack Heard Road at about 8 p.m. on July 28.
The second car, a Mercedes Benz, was traveling west bound on Ga. 53 approaching Jack Heard Road. The first vehicle, a Ford F-150 pickup truck, was traveling southbound on Jack Heard Road approaching Ga. 53 when it disregarded the stop sign and collided with the Mercedes, according to the GSP report.
The truck rotated clockwise, ejecting its driver from the driver's side window before traveling off of the road to the right and coming to a final rest in the north ditch facing east, the report stated.
After impact, the Mercedes traveled left off of the roadway and struck a power pole head on, breaking the pole and coming to a final rest.
The truck’s driver was found on Ga. 53 by other motorists and then crawled to the road’s north ditch, where he and his passenger awaited medical treatment.
“Driver 1 stated that he had just pulled out of an antique shop on Jack Heard Road and as he slowly approached [to] the stop sign at the intersection, he went to apply his brakes and discovered they had failed,” the report stated. “Driver 1 also stated that he was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.”
Due to the truck’s design, the reporting trooper was unable to determine if the driver had been wearing his seat belt, as stated, or not, since the seat belt was not locked in place to a B pillar.
The trooper was also unable to test the truck’s brakes, since there was “extensive damage” to the front and driver’s side of the vehicle.
The outage for that area of Dawsonville occurred from roughly the time of the accident until about 4 a.m.