A four-vehicle accident on Georgia Highway 365 in Gainesville has caused the death of three people, leaving six others injured. This accident occurred at 1.pm. on Friday and involved a total of four vehicles, two of which were left pinned beneath a tractor-trailer. Apart from the big rig, the entangled vehicles included a Ford Escape, Jeep, and a pickup truck.
Police are under the impression that the wreck may have happened when the pickup turned left and set himself into the path of tractor-trailer, which was going northbound. Both patrons in the pickup, along with one other, have died from this tragic pileup. One patient has been admitted to Northeast Georgia Medical Center and is recovering well. Five others were treated and have been released. Gregory Stephens’ cousin, Raymond McGowan, 36, is known to be one of the unfortunate fatalities in this wreck.
The northbound lanes of Highway 365 remained closed off for almost nine hours from this accident, and one of the biggest duties of the clean-up crew was to upright the overturned big-rig, which entailed unloading part of its frozen chicken cargo. The highway finally reopened to traffic around 10 a.m. later that morning.
Residents of the area say that the traffic signal at this location was just installed within the last few recent months. One of these residents, Jenne Griffin expressed safety concerns of the crossroads, and believes that more caution lights are needed there. “…Because people are not paying attention. Period. End of discussion,” she states. Do you think there are too many distractions while driving these days? Or do you you think there should be more signs and signals at such busy intersections? Share your comments and thoughts!