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November 17, 2022

Cornelia, GA – Passenger Injured in DUI Car Accident on N Main St

Cornelia, GA (November 17, 2022) – One person sustained serious injuries in a DUI car accident that took place on a roadway in Cornelia on Tuesday night, November 15. 

According to Helen Police, the accident happened at 8:45 p.m. on North Main Street. Police confirmed that 58-year-old Kerry Wheeler was driving in the area when the driver suddenly lost control of her vehicle. She slammed into a guardrail on the side of the road, which led to extensive damage to the involved vehicles. 

Several local responders in Cornelia, including fire crews and paramedics, were called to the scene to help those in need. A passenger inside the vehicle, who has not yet been identified, was seriously injured in the accident. Nobody else sustained injuries as a result. 

Police confirmed that Wheeler was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. She has since been charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, and driving without lights. 

The highway was blocked for at least two hours as police worked to clear the scene.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the collision continues. 

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

Car Accidents in Georgia

Car accidents have quickly become a leading cause of hospitalizations within the state of Georgia. Though car accidents take on many forms, DUI accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents. This is due to the fact that many DUI drivers do not stop in time, causing them to slam into other vehicles at high speeds. Between the years 2003 and 2012, it was reported that 3,699 people were killed in fatal DUI accidents and many others were injured in Georgia. If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a DUI driver, it is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Moving forward after a car accident can be a difficult thing to endure. Though it may seem easy to prove that another party was intoxicated at the time of an accident, you will also need to show that this was the cause of your collision. It is not always easy to do entirely on your own, which is why the help of an attorney is imperative. An attorney can help you show that the following aspects were present in your case: 

  • A driver owed you a duty of care
  • A driver breached the duty of care
  • The breach of duty led to the accident
  • The accident led to damages

If you have been hurt in a car accident, speaking with a Cornelia personal injury lawyer is in your best interests. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to assist you and your family after a serious Georgia car accident. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after an accident and offer our help and resources along the way. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you navigate the complex legal system in Georgia for the first time. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Cornelia at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist 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.