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Cumming man, 80, seriously injured in north Forsyth crash
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NORTH FORSYTH -- An 80-year-old man from Cumming was seriously injured on Memorial Day in a head-on collision in north Forsyth.

The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department responded to Ga. 400 at Crossroads Road on May 30 about 9:45 p.m., where it appeared a 1998 Chevrolet pickup failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle during a left turn, according to Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

The pickup, driven by the Cumming man, was traveling south on Ga. 400 and attempting to turn onto Crossroads Road.

His passenger side was struck by the front of a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze that was heading north on Ga. 400, Rodriguez said.

The 80-year-old, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, was removed from the vehicle by fire department personnel and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to be treated for what were described as serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Aside from minor bumps and bruises, the driver of the Cruze, a 26-year-old male from Dahlonega, was not injured in the crash.

The collision reportedly ignited a fire in the engine compartment of his vehicle.

A crash investigations unit with the sheriff’s office responded to the accident, for which a cause is still being investigated.

No charges have been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.

Northbound traffic on Ga. 400 was diverted onto Hubbard Town Road as the scene was cleared. Northbound lanes reopened just before 12:30 a.m.