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Car crashes near The Collection in south Forsyth
Likely resulted from a medical issue
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A deputy directs traffic through an intersection on Ronald Reagan Boulevard near Jim and Nicks Barbecue after a wreck Wednesday afternoon. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)

SOUTH FORSYTH – Officials say a man who was driving a car that crashed near The Collection at Forsyth Wednesday likely suffered a medical emergency.

The vehicle reportedly jumped a curb on Ronald Reagan Boulevard and ran into the wood line about 4 p.m., authorities said.

Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers said firefighters who responded to the crash found the driver on the ground, with two bystanders performing CPR.

"They apparently witnessed the wreck and stopped to help," Shivers said. "One of them broke the window out, and they started performing chest compressions as soon as they saw that he did not have a pulse."

Shivers said the man, identified only as a male who appeared to be in his 30s, was taken to an area hospital. His condition or identity has not been released.

Deputy Epifanio Rodriquez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, said the agency’s Traffic Specialist Unit will open an investigation to determine whether the crash was a result of the medical emergency or if there was another cause.