Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputies, firefighters and crash investigations unit personnel responded to a severe bicycle accident on Canton Highway on Saturday.
A 22-year-old Cumming woman was stuck by a car on July 30 just after 4:20 p.m. while biking on the highway near Chamblee Gap Road between Bethelview and Post roads, sustaining what were described as severe injuries.
The bicyclist was traveling west near the shoulder of the road when a 1993 Honda Civic reportedly crossed over the fog line and hit her front tire head-on, according to Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
The force of the impact threw her about 38 feet where she landed in a ditch, Rodriguez said.
Her bike was thrown about 72 feet in the same direction. She was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, deputies said.
Initially taken to North Fulton Hospital by ambulance, the bicyclist was later transported to Grady Memorial Hospital by medical helicopter, where she underwent surgery that day.
Family of the woman told the sheriff’s office Monday that although her injuries were severe, the bicyclist was “stable and in good spirits” and remained at Grady.
The driver of the car, a 30-year-old man from Cumming, was not injured in the crash.
An investigation into the crash is underway, and neither speed nor impairment appeared to be a factor.