(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.