Accident Friday Sends Four To Hospital

A two-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Stephens County sends four people to the hospital.

It occurred Friday afternoon at about 3:15 p.m. on Highway 106, near the intersection of Highway 106 and the Toccoa By-pass.

According to the Toccoa post of the Georgia State Patrol, a 2006 Dodge Stratus driven by 17-year-old Courtney Brown of Toccoa pulled out in front of a 1985 GMC truck driven by 21-year-old Christopher Hawkins of Byron, Georgia.

The GSP stated that Brown was attempting to turn left out of a private parking lot and head northbound on Highway 106 when her vehicle collided with Hawkins, who was headed south on Highway 106.

Troopers reported Brown said she did not see Hawkins when pulling out.

The GSP said Hawkins’ vehicle hit Brown’s in the left front in the southbound lane of Highway 106, causing extensive damage to both vehicles.

According to the report, Brown and a passenger, identified as 25-year-old Gina Brown of Toccoa, were both taken to the hospital with upper extremity injuries. The report did not state which hospital they were taken to.

The report stated Hawkins and his passenger, 22-year-old David Hawkins of Byron, Georgia, were both taken to Stephens County Hospital with chest injuries.

Troopers said Brown was cited for failure to yield.