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Two drivers injured during highway wreck
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Two people were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after their cars collided along the Dawson County sector of Ga. 400 North this past weekend, according to a Georgia State Patrol press release. 

At about 3:26 p.m. on Feb. 20, troopers from the Cumming post of GSP responded to a two-vehicle crash on Ga. 400, roughly .2 miles north of Grant Road. 

Michael Jones, 28, of Dawsonville had stopped his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado partially in the right northbound lane and activated the truck’s flashers while he picked up a chair that had 

fallen from the bed of the vehicle.

Angela Patrick, 53, of Dahlonega was driving her 2005 Ford Taurus, a sedan, behind Jones’ truck. Upon realizing that the truck had stopped in front of her, she braked hard and swerved to the left. 

However, she was unable to avoid a collision and her car’s right front side hit the left rear side of the truck. Her car then veered to the right and struck a guardrail with its front bumper, the release stated.  The guardrail wasn’t damaged. 

While both drivers were injured during the accident, a 29-year-old female passenger in the Silverado was not. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts when the accident occured. 

The front airbags in Patrick’s car also deployed because of the crash. Jones received a citation for failing to secure the chair, while Patrick was cited for following too closely.