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October 19, 2022

Clarkesville, GA – Two Injured in Car Accident on Panther Creek Trl Near GA-15

Clarkesville, GA (October 19, 2022) – Two people sustained injuries in a car accident that took place near an intersection in Clarkesville on Tuesday morning, October 18. 

According to Rabun County officials, the accident happened around 6:45 a.m. at the intersection of Panther Creek Trail and GA-15. Police confirmed that a Rabun County Sheriff’s Office employee identified as 22-year-old Anthony Ortega was traveling in a Ford Taurus in the area of Panther Creek Lane and GA-15. The Taurus was struck by a northbound Chevrolet Express driven by 48-year-old Mario Morin-Mendez. The Chevrolet traveled across both lanes of traffic and landed in a ditch. The involved vehicles were badly damaged in the collision. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were called to the scene to help those in need. Ortega sustained a minor injury and was taken to Habersham Medical Center for treatment. Morin-Mendez sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene. 

The roadway was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. Police determined that Ortega was at fault for the accident and he received a warning.

The investigation into the circumstances of the collision continues. Police will update with more information as it becomes available. 

Our thoughts go out to the parties who have been hurt in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery. 

Car Accidents in Georgia

The aftermath of a car accident can be a challenging thing to face. However, this is the reality that far too many people are faced with each year. In just one recent year in Georgia, in fact, over 125,000 people were seriously injured in car accidents due to the reckless acts of others. Though car accidents can happen due to many different reasons, many of these collisions are fully preventable. There are many common reasons for car accidents, which include the following: 

  • Driver distractions
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Falling asleep behind the wheel

You have options and should speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an accident. 

Where do you turn when you have been hurt in a car accident that is not your fault? Speaking with a Clarkesville car accident attorney can help you during these challenging times. An attorney will be able to help you with many aspects of your case, such as gathering evidence and helping you to meet deadlines that are required of you. On top of this, an attorney will be able to help you answer any questions that you may have. You should speak with a skilled Clarkesville personal injury attorney after an accident as soon as possible. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after a Georgia car accident that is not your fault. Our attorneys have years of experience handling these claims and will help you get back on your feet when you need it the most. We will assist you as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a car accident attorney in Clarkesville at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available 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.