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Cleveland Woman Faces Charges In Sunday Accident

Wilford Ash Parkway Accident 4-20-15
Kia Sorrento after accident victim was extricated


(Cleveland)- A  Cleveland woman is  facing  several charges in connection with two separate accidents in the city of Cleveland  early  Sunday morning. 

According to the accident report from Cleveland Police, officer Zack Totherow was seated inside the Huddle House,  around  1 AM,  when  he noticed that a SUV type vehicle crossed  North Main Street onto Wilford Ash Parkway, the officer said the vehicle’s front bumper was broken and the drivers side half  was dragging the ground.  As the vehicle passed the officers location  White County 9-1-1 dispatcher advised there had been a hit and run with injuries that had just occurred on the Helen Highway in front of  Badcock Furniture.

Officer Totherow exited the restaurant and started down Wilford Ash in an attempt to contact the vehicle.  He noticed the vehicle off the roadway  in the woods.  The vehicle was wedged between two trees and the officer said the only occupant was not responsive. 

The victim was extricated by Cleveland Fire Department personnel and White County EMS.  The victim identified as 49-year old Shree  Casandra Collins was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. 

A separate  report  on the earlier accident on Highway 75 at Cantrell Street  states that a witness  observed  that a dark colored Honda Ridgeline was driving very slowly with it’s blinker on and stopped in the middle of the road,  another vehicle , a black  Honda Accord  was slowing down behind it  when a white SUV hit the Honda Accord in the back end causing it to be pushed into the Honda Ridgeline.  

 The witness and driver of the Honda Accord  told the investigating officer that the white SUV left the scene heading west and the Ridgeline  turned left onto Old  Nacoochee Road.   

The driver of the Honda Accord received visible injuries and was transported by private vehicle  for medical treatment. 

Cleveland police say Collins, the driver of the white SUV  has been charged with Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with injury or Damage and following too closely.   Additional charges are expected. 



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