Patrick Godwin, Amber Krystine Horton Seriously Injured in Ga. 197 Head-On Collision; Justice Available?

Patrick Godwin and Amber Krystine Horton Seriously Injured in Ga. 197 Head-On Collision.

Patrick Godwin and Amber Krystine Horton Seriously Injured in Ga. 197 Head-On Collision. (Stock Photo:

Habersham County News

A motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles injured multiple people Saturday morning, March 30, 2019.

According to, “at approximately 10:48, troopers from Post 7 Toccoa responded to a two-vehicle crash in Habersham County…[t]he crash occurred on Ga. 197, south of Bobby Brooks Road.”  The news report states “[a] 2012 Toyota Highlander…was traveling north on Ga. 197 and the driver failed to maintain his lane and crossed the centerline, striking an oncoming vehicle head-on…[t]hat other vehicle, a 2010 Toyota Camry driven by Patrick Godwin, 39, of Pensacola, Fla., was traveling south on Ga. 197.”  The Driver of the Camry, Patrick Godwin, “was taken to NGMC by Air Life Georgia Helicopter,” and a passenger also in the Camry, Amber Krystine Horton, was “transported by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville,” according to

The driver of the Toyota Highlander was allegedly charged with failure to maintain lane according to the media reports.

Our Legal Take

As the details of this tragedy continue to develop, and depending on who is deemed to be at fault in causing the accident, Patrick Godwin and Amber Krystine Horton may elect to seek justice and file a civil claim for their injuries.  Based upon its extensive experience and success handling these types of motor vehicle claims in Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that Patrick Godwin and Amber Krystine Horton should retain an experienced personal injury firm to protect their interests and ensure an unbiased investigation. Photographs of the roadways and vehicles involved and a review of surveillance footage from nearby businesses or properties, if any exists, will need to be performed immediately before any evidence is damaged or destroyed.

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