Traffic delayed following Hiawassee accident

Hiawassee accident

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County first responders were dispatched Tuesday, March 3, to a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of Upper Bell Creek and Bell Creek Road in Hiawassee at 7:43 a.m.

A middle-aged male sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA by ambulance after the SUV that he was driving rolled off an embankment, bordering Lake Chatuge.

Motorists traveling on State Route 75 North experienced a traffic delay as crews worked to retrieve the vehicle. FYN issued a travel advisory via social media shortly after the incident occurred.

It is uncertain if weather conditions were a factor, as heavy rain was falling in Hiawassee at the time of the accident.

Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident.

Tuesday’s accident was the second rollover crash in Towns County in less than a week, with a Friday incident reported on State Route 76 in Young Harris.

Click to read: Weather, speed may have contributed to Young Harris accident


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