Emergency personnel scrambled Monday afternoon to respond to three wrecks, two of which occurred about the same time and involved serious injuries in different parts of the county.
Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said two people, one from each of the collisions, had to be flown to Atlanta Medical Center in critical condition.
Two other people were taken by ambulance to Northside Hospital-Forsyth for treatment of what were described as less serious injuries.
According to Shivers, the wrecks at Bethelview Road, just south of Hwy. 20 in west Forsyth, and at Shady Grove and Chattahoochee roads in north Forsyth both happened about 3:30 p.m. and involved at least two vehicles each.
“Literally, two of these [wrecks] came out at the exact same time,” Shivers said. “They dispatched them back to back, so I think they occurred probably simultaneously.
“So you had two different incidents, two separate flights, two separate patients at the exact same time, both to Atlanta Medical Center.”
The Shady Grove incident involved a Forsyth County government dump truck, according to Shivers.
A third, less severe collision happened about 4 p.m. near the Six Mile Creek Bridge on Hwy. 369 in northeastern Forsyth.
“That incident did involve minor injuries, but nothing nearly as critical as the other two,” Shivers said.
That incident, he said, involved a state Department of Natural Resources vehicle.