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2 injured in collision
Grandchildren not hurt in south Forsyth incident
WEBbethelview DREW wreck 1-7-09
Emergency workers remove a driver from a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday at Bethelview and Drew roads. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)

Two people were hospitalized Wednesday morning following a two-vehicle wreck in south Forsyth.

The collision occurred about 8 a.m. at Bethelview and Drew roads.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Capt. Frank Huggins said one of the drivers, 68-year-old Billy Hansard of Newberry Drive, was charged with failure to yield right of way when entering a road.

Hansard was driving a 2006 Dodge minivan that attempted to turn left on Bethelview from Drew when it struck a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Dannie Bailey, 64, of Bethelview Road.

"She was southbound, he turned into her path," said Huggins, adding that she struck the minivan on the driver's side. "Both drivers were trapped for a short period of time."

Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said emergency personnel had to remove Hansard and Bailey from their vehicles.

Shivers said Bailey suffered what appeared to be minor injuries and Hansard lost consciousness, which can indicate serious injury.

Both were taken to North Fulton Regional Hospital for treatment, Huggins said.

He added that Hansard's 7- and 8-year-old grandchildren were also in the van and properly restrained at the time of the wreck.

Their mother took one of them to North Fulton for evaluation, Huggins said.

The road, which was shut down while authorities investigated the wreck, reopened about 8:42 a.m.