Elderly Cumming Resident Hospitalized after Memorial Day Crash

 

Elderly Cumming Resident Hospitalized after Memorial Day Crash

An 80-year-old man was sent to the hospital with serious injuries following a two-vehicle car accident that occurred Monday night along Ga. 400 in Forsyth County, according to a report by Forsyth County News.

Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy Epifanio Rodriguez said the wreck happened at approximately 9:45 p.m. at the intersection of Ga. 400 and Crossover Road in northern Forsyth County. An unnamed 80-year-old man from Cumming was traveling south on Ga. 400 when he attempted to turn left onto Crossover Road in his 1998 Chevy pickup truck. While turning, the truck was struck on the passenger’s side by a northbound 2012 Chevy Cruze.

The collision resulted in a fire in the engine of the Cruze.

Forsyth County sheriff deputies and fire personnel promptly arrived on the scene. The driver of the truck was removed from his vehicle by the Forsyth County Fire Department and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. His injuries are reportedly serious but not life-threatening.

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He was reported as not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The driver of the Cruze, an unnamed man from Dahlonega, suffered minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

The sheriff’s office is still investigating the cause of the crash and have filed no charges.

Authorities diverted traffic from Ga. 400 to Hubbard Town Road for several hours Monday night, until the road was cleared and reopened at approximately 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The accident was the only one over Memorial Day weekend that resulted in serious injuries.

The number of auto accidents usually increase over Memorial Day weekend, which USA Today ranks as the second most dangerous holiday for American drivers.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office reports that it responded to 40 car accidents over Memorial Day weekend, four of which resulted in minor injuries.

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