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November 21, 2022

Clarkesville, GA – Serious Car Crash Injures Several at GA-15 & Talmadge Dr 

Clarkesville, GA (November 21, 2022) – Injuries stemmed from a serious car accident that took place at an intersection in Clarkesville on Sunday evening, November 20. 

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at 5:47 p.m. at the intersection of GA-15 and Talmadge Drive. Police confirmed that an SUV driver was traveling in the area when they allegedly pulled in front of a pickup truck that was towing a camper along behind it. The driver of the Nissan SUV, identified as 77-year-old Garnett Pitts, failed to yield while making the turn and caused the two vehicles to collide head-on with each other. The pickup truck went off the side of the road and into a ditch as a result of the crash. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were called to the scene to help those in need. The driver of the pickup truck, identified as 39-year-old Dustin McElreath, was trapped inside his pickup truck and had to be extricated. He was airlifted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Pitts, as well as 40-year-old Lisa McElreath (a passenger), were both injured as well and taken to local hospitals for treatment. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for a period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible so traffic could return to normal. 

Police confirmed that Pitts was charged with failing to yield while making a left turn. 

The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. Police will update when more information becomes available. 

We offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the parties who have been hurt in this collision. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

Hundreds of thousands of individuals are injured as a result of Georgia car accidents each year. In just 2020 alone, it was reported that 331,000 car accidents happened in Georgia, leading to injuries in over 125,000 people. These accidents happen in a variety of areas but intersections are known for being some of the most common places. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident that is not your fault, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can rely on. 

The aftermath of a car accident can affect your life for years to come, especially if you have sustained serious injuries. Speaking with a Clarkesville car accident attorney can help you get back on your feet. Some of the most severe physical injuries that stem from car accidents include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Paralysis
  • Burns

If you have sustained injuries in a car accident, you may wonder where you can turn. Speaking with a Clarkesville personal injury attorney can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have diligently assisted those injured in Georgia car accidents over the years. After an accident, you should never attempt to handle a claim entirely on your own. Our attorneys have years of experience handling car accident claims and will help you work toward the compensation you deserve. Please contact a car accident attorney in Clarkesville at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.