A serious accident along Old Atlanta Road in southern Forsyth County involving multiple vehicles sent five men to the hospital on Saturday. A sixth man, who allegedly caused the accident, has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
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The driver, 30-year-old Joshua Davis of Cumming, was driving northbound on Old Atlanta Road in his Ford Super Duty pickup truck around 3 p.m. when he drifted into the opposite lane, Forsyth County News reports. A southbound F-250 pickup tried to avoid Davis’ vehicle but made impact on its right passenger side.
The driver of the F-250, a 39-year-old man, suffered critical injuries and, once freed from his vehicle, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He has undergone several surgeries there and is currently said to be in critical but stable condition.
The driver had four passengers, all unnamed men between the ages of 19 and 46, who were taken to North Fulton Hospital to be treated for less serious injuries. Two are reported to be in stable condition, while two others have been released.
Davis suffered only minor cuts in the wreck. He has been charged by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office with driving under the influence, driving on the wrong side of the road, distracted driving, and three counts of serious injury by vehicle. Davis is currently in Forsyth County Jail under a $3,850 bond.
In Georgia, a DUI charge carries a license suspension of up to a year and a jail sentence of one day to a year, according to DrivingLaws.org. The Georgia Criminal Code also states that each charge of injury by vehicle is a felony that can result in one to fifteen years of prison time.
The F-250 was pulling a trailer which smashed into the rear of the truck in the accident, becoming embedded in the back of vehicle. Old Atlanta Road was shut down for four and a half hours Saturday afternoon while a crew separated the truck and the trailer and cleared the scene.