A man sustained serious injuries as a result of a collision on Ga. 400 in north Forsyth County, about ten minutes northeast of Cumming, according to reports by Forsyth County News and WDUN. The wreck occurred on April 1 at approximately 2 p.m.
The man, whose name has not been released, was driving east along Martin Road in a Chevy Cruze when his vehicle was T-boned at the intersection with Ga. 400.
The other vehicle involved was a van traveling south along Ga. 400. The driver has not been identified.
Police confirmed that the driver of the van was distracted by a minor rear end collision on the side of the road, causing him to run a red light and crash into the other vehicle.
“The driver of the van made a statement that he was basically looking at that crash, and didn’t notice that the light had turned red when he traveled through the intersection and struck the Chevy Cruze,” said Sergeant First Class Tim Meyer of the Georgia State Patrol.
The driver of the Chevy Cruze was temporarily trapped inside his vehicle, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. He was taken to Georgia Northeast Medical Center in Gainesville that afternoon, to be treated for unspecified injuries, according to WDUN.
Neither vehicle was carrying any passengers, and no one else was injured. The driver of the van is expected to face charges.
Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office in Forsyth County, said that the accident closed down a southbound lane on Ga. 400 for several hours on Friday while law enforcement worked with emergency personnel to clear the wreckage from the road.
According to the GEARS accident reporting service, there have been 982 accidents in Forsyth County so far in 2016. Forsyth County ended 2015 with 4,749 car accidents.