Three people sustained injuries in a single-vehicle crash in South Hall on Sunday, February 21. The injured included a four-month-old toddler. The crash occurred just before noon.
According to the details shared by the Georgia State Patrol, the vehicle involved in the crash was traveling eastbound along the Poplar Springs Road at the time of the incident. The vehicle was identified as a Honda Civic. Murillo-Miralda, 19, of Norcross was driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
GSP confirmed that Murillo-Miralda was negotiating a left curve when she apparently lost control of the vehicle. The Honda Civic then went off the right shoulder of the road. Murillo-Miralda then overcorrected the vehicle which led her to completely lose control of the Civic. The car then crashed into a ditch near the right shoulder.
The sheer impact of the car, as it struck the ditch, caused the back to get up into the air and then hit a tree. The car had three occupants in it at the time, including Murilla-Miralda. The other occupants included an adult occupant and a 4-month old toddler.
The other occupant was identified by GSP as Catherin Velasquez-Gueva, 18, of Norcross. As the first responders and paramedics reached the scene of the accident, both Velasquez-Gueva and Murilla-Miralda were transported to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Both suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The toddler also suffered non-serious injuries and was airlifted to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
Preliminary investigations reveal that alcohol or drug-related impairment was likely not involved in causing the single-vehicle crash in South Hall. However, it was revealed that Murilla-Miralda didn’t have a proper license for operating the vehicle. She was consequently charged with driving without a valid license and failure to maintain the lane.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, contact a Georgia car accident attorney right away.