An accident that occurred in Cumming last Friday evening involving an SUV and a motorcycle resulted in injuries that required hospitalization for the driver of the motorcycle.
The incident took place at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 12 in north Cumming. An unnamed 27-year-old man was heading westbound on Pilgrim Mill Road on his Harley Davidson motorcycle when a Ford Escape SUV traveling the opposite direction began to turn left onto Antioch Road, according to Forsyth County News.
The motorcycle slammed into the passenger side of the Ford. The motorcycle’s driver was thrown from his vehicle onto the road.
Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Corporal, Robin Regan, reports that the driver was conscious when authorities arrived on the scene. The driver was taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell. His injuries are said to be serious but not life threatening.
The driver of the SUV, an unidentified 58-year-old woman from Cumming, was not injured. She was also the only person in her vehicle.
The FCSO is still investigating the wreck and has not yet filed any charges. Drugs and alcohol are not thought to be causes of the accident.
There is also no indication as to whether or not the driver of the SUV properly used her turn signal.
Motorcycle accidents and injuries are a common occurrence locally and nationwide. This marks the fourth motorcycle accident in Forsyth County since April. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 92,000 motorcyclists were injured in roadway accidents across the nation in 2014 alone.
The Georgia accident tracking service GEARS reports 240 auto wrecks so far in 2016 in Cumming. Since the start of May, there have been 18 accidents recorded in the city.