On Tuesday, February 23rd, a news report disclosed that two teenagers and an infant ended up in the hospital following a Hall County single-car accident. The crash happened on Sunday, February 21st, at about 11:55 a.m.
According to Sgt. Major Patterson, with the Georgia State Patrol, the single-vehicle crash happened on Poplar Springs Road, east of Pine Vale Road. The accident report disclosed that 19-year-old Kevin Ornandi Murillo-Miraldo of Norcross drove the vehicle involved.
The teenager was behind the wheel of a 2006 Honda Civic eastbound on Poplar. 18-year-old Catherin Velasquez-Gueva of Norcross and a 4-month-old boy were passengers in the vehicle. Murillo-Miraldo approached a left curve on the roadway, and the car traveled off the right side.
The teenage driver overcorrected to the left, crossed the centerline, over-corrected again, and lost control of the car. Sgt. Patterson said the vehicle rotated clockwise and traveled off the right shoulder before striking a ditch with its front.
The car’s rear vaulted into the air after the collision with the ditch, causing the top and the back to hit a tree. The vehicle then came to an uncontrolled rest back on its wheels facing west. Responding Hall County EMS took Murillo-Miraldo and Velasquez-Gueva to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
The medics took the 4-month-old boy to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by helicopter with severe but non-life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Patterson said they charged Murillo-Miraldo with failure to maintain lane and driving while unlicensed in Hall County single-car accident.
Teenage drivers are prone to accidents for several reasons. Common causes involve speeding, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, tailgating, and reckless driving. It is vital to avoid accepting blame immediately after a crash and speak with a competent Georgia car accident attorney.