Cumming Man Injured in Memorial Day Crash Passes Away

Cumming Man Injured in Memorial Day Crash Passes Away

An elderly man who was hospitalized after being involved in a two vehicle crash nearly two months ago died from his injuries Sunday according to Forsyth County News.

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Donald Ressler, an 80-year-old from Cumming, was originally injured when his 1998 Chevy pickup truck was struck by a 2012 Chevy Cruze on Crossover Road in northern Forsyth County the night of May 30.

Forsyth County sheriff’s deputy Epifanio Rodriguez said that Ressler was attempting to turn left from Ga. 400 when the Cruze collided with his truck on the passenger side.

After the accident, Forsyth County police and fire personnel had to remove Ressler from his truck. He was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville to be treated for what at the rime were described as serious but not life threatening injuries.

Ressler’s exact injuries were never specified.

The driver of the Cruze, an unidentified 26-year-old woman from Dahlonega, suffered minor injuries in the accident and did not have to go to a hospital. Her vehicle experienced an engine fire after the collision.

At this time, no charges have been filed in connection with the crash.

Elderly drivers are at a considerably higher risk in auto accidents. According to the CDC, fatality rates in crashes rise considerably when a driver or occupant is over the age of 70. In fact, AAA lists senior drivers as 17 times more likely to be killed in a crash than 25 to 64-year-olds.

This is attributed to many factors, especially older individuals’ susceptibility to medical complications after being injured.

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