Six people were sent to the hospital following two separate wrecks Monday in Habersham County.
The first wreck occurred around 3:30 p.m. on GA-15/US 441 at John Wood Road in Hollywood.
The Georgia State Patrol says 77-year-old Betty Gulledge of Sautee-Nacoochee was driving a 2013 Toyota Rav when she failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign on John Wood Road. The Toyota traveled into the intersection of GA-15/US 441 and struck a southbound 1999 Honda CRV driven by 18-year-old Sagia Banford of Alto.
The wreck seriously injured Gulledge. Habersham EMS transported her to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville for treatment.
Banford and a 17-year-old female passenger in the Honda sustained minor injuries. EMS transported them to Habersham Medical Center in Demorest.
Approximately 40 minutes later, in Alto, a two-vehicle accident on GA-365 at Crane Mill Road injured three people. When first responders arrived at the scene they found one person outside the wreckage and two others trapped inside.
The State Patrol says 79-year-old Lillian Davidson of Alto was driving a 2006 Chevrolet HHR when she failed to yield after stopping at the stop sign on Crane Mill Road. The Chevrolet traveled into the intersection of GA-365 and struck a 2009 Toyota Yaris in the northbound lanes.
The Toyota was driven by 56-year-old Kerry Montgomery of Clarkesville. Montgomery and a 16-year-old passenger in Davidson’s vehicle had to be extricated from the wreckage. Both sustained serious injuries, according to Habersham County Emergency Services. They were transported, along with Davidson, to NGMC Gainesville.
Article updated to reflect correct time of first accident