State troopers charged a driver with failure to yield following a wreck in Clayton that sent three women to the hospital. The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. Sunday, January 15.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, 63-year-old John Lawrence Vandergrift was driving a Tesla Model S attempting to cross over GA 15/US 441 from Ramey Boulevard Parkway. A northbound Nissan Sentra driven by Janet Denise Adams, 32, of Clayton, struck the Tesla.
After impact, the Tesla ran into a Nissan Quest stopped at the nearby Ingles grocery store exit.
Adams and two passengers in Vandergrift’s vehicle sustained suspected serious injuries. EMS transported them to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for treatment. GSP identifies the injured passengers as Lori Ann Otto, 58, of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Nicole Jacqueline Hughes, 58, of Dallas, Georgia.
A third passenger in the Tesla, George William Robbio, 57, of Pompano Beach, was not injured. Vandergrift escaped with minor injuries.
Christopher Purdie, 45, of Clayton, was riding in Adams’ vehicle. Troopers say he was not injured. The Quest driver, Elizabeth Renee Knott, 56, of Buford, complained of injuries but was not taken to the hospital.
Troopers from Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa investigated the crash.