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Injured deputy on the mend
Motorcyle wreck happened on Tribble Gap
WEB cycle wreck
Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Latonis, left, looks at a damaged motorcycle as Coroner Lauren McDonald, who also is a firefighter, talks with Chief Deputy Robbie Hamrick, center, about the wreck. - photo by Jim Dean

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy is recovering following a motorcycle wreck north of Cumming.

The wreck occurred about 10:30 a.m. Thursday on Tribble Gap Road.

Sheriff’s Capt. Frank Huggins said Deputy William “Nick” Wright was traveling south on a county-owned motorcycle on Tribble Gap when a Toyota pickup pulled out in front of him.

Huggins said the driver of the truck, 73-year-old Harold Gazaway of Pea Ridge Road in northeastern Forsyth, was leaving the Forsyth County Tax Commissioner's Office when the wreck occurred.

Witnesses said Wright slid off of the cycle and rolled underneath the pickup as it came to a stop. He was semi-conscious and talking with rescuers as an ambulance took him from the scene.

Wright was taken to North Fulton Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released later that afternoon, Huggins said.

It could not be immediately determined if Gazaway has been charged in connection with the wreck, which Huggins said the Georgia State Patrol is investigating.

“As a matter of policy we don’t investigate our own accidents where injuries are involved,” he said.

The wreck is the second since October 2007 for Wright, who has served at least nine years with the sheriff’s office.

In the first incident, Wright was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital after his motorcycle rear-ended a truck on Old Atlanta Road.

Online Editor Jim Dean contributed to this report.