Demorest, GA – Head-on Collision with Injuries Involving DUI Driver on Habersham Mills Rd
Last updated Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
Demorest, GA (February 21, 2023) – On Monday evening, February 20, a head-on collision with injuries took place in Demorest and led to the arrest of a DUI driver.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened on Habersham Mills Road. Police confirmed that 27-year-old Katherine Melton from Clarkesville was traveling east in an Acura TL when she suddenly passed another vehicle around a curve in the area. Her vehicle suddenly collided with a Grand Caravan headed westbound and being operated by 67-year-old Rebecca Winchell.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Melton sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized. Winchell, as well as a teenager inside her vehicle, were also injured and taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
The roadway was blocked in the area for over an hour until police cleared the scene near Habersham Mills Complex Drive.
Police confirmed that Melton was driving under the influence at the time of the collision. She has since been charged with DUI, failing to exercise due care, and passing in a no-passing zone.
The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the parties hurt in this accident. We hope that they will receive a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Georgia
In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a drunk driver in Georgia. Though we expect other drivers to obey the rules of the road at all times, car accidents still take place due to drunk driving every year within the state. These accidents are known for being some of the most severe as well. Between the years 2003 and 2012, it was reported that 3,699 people were killed in fatal drunk driving accidents in Georgia and many others led to serious injuries. If you have been hurt in a drunk driving accident, you should speak with an attorney who has your best interests in mind.
If you had the unfortunate experience of being hurt in a drunk driving accident, you should speak with a Demorest car accident attorney that you can rely on. Drunk driving accidents lead to catastrophic damages and injuries, which could include any of the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Organ damage
The injuries that stem from a drunk driving accident could land you in the hospital for some time, as well as cause you to miss out on time in the workplace. This can deeply impact every aspect of your life, which is why you should speak with a Demorest personal injury attorney that you can trust.
Our attorneys at Monge & Associates have diligently assisted those injured in drunk driving accidents over the years. We are compassionate about helping you receive the best results when it comes to your claim. Our attorneys have years of experience handling claims and have a vast understanding of Georgia accident laws. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages at this time. Please do not hesitate to contact a car accident attorney in Demorest 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 incorrect information, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove a post if requested.
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