Buford Highway Crash Injures One, Blocks Roadway

Buford Highway Crash Injures One, Blocks Roadway

Two vehicles collided on Buford Highway Wednesday morning, sending one individual to the hospital and leaving behind hours of cleanup for local authorities.

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The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office reported at approximately 11:30 a.m. that morning that a wreck had occurred at the intersection of Buford Highway and Market Place Boulevard in Cumming.

The two vehicles involved were a Volkswagen Passat and a Chrysler Town and Country minivan, Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez told Forsyth County News.

While traveling through the intersection, the vehicles struck each other head-on. One of the drivers suffered what have been described as minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

The injured driver has not yet been identified, nor has the other driver.

Each vehicle was carrying a passenger at the time of the accident, including a child in the Passat. Neither passenger was injured.

The cause of the crash has not been reported. The Georgia State Patrol, who is in charge of the incident, is investigating it further.

Buford Highway was closed down early Wednesday afternoon as emergency crews cleared the crash site. Traffic was diverted through another route.

GEARS crash-reporter lists 340 car accidents having occurred in Cumming in 2016.

The Buford Highway-Market Place Blvd. area has seen multiple accidents this year, including at least three since February.

On Valentine’s Day, a two vehicle wreck injured one man.

More recently, on April 7, a high speed chase with police ended in a two vehicle accident that sent a woman to the hospital.

“Any time a child is injured they should be taken to their pediatrician for a thorough examination. Kids don’t like to complain about their health, but any observable change should be brought to the attention of a healthcare professional. When a child is injured their parents should look to the insurance company of the car that they were riding in for medical pay coverage which helps defray the cost of treatment.”

– Steven Leibel, a Cumming Georgia Superlawyer

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