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Fire department, sheriff’s office rescue trapped driver
A vehicle that wrecked Thursday morning on Namon Wallace Drive in north Forsyth caught fire with the driver inside. The Forsyth County Fire Department extinguished the fire and freed the driver. - photo by For the FCN

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Forsyth County Fire Department responded Thursday morning to a crash on Namon Wallace Drive in north Forsyth, rescuing a driver who was trapped in the burning vehicle.

Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers said that at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, a single car with one passenger hit a tree, trapping the driver in the vehicle and igniting the engine.

According to a post by Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Scotty Spriggs, Deputy First Class Tom McCullagh and Deputy First Class Drue Green used fire extinguishers to put out the burning vehicle and that McCullagh attempted to release the driver from the vehicle by breaking the driver’s side window.

Shivers said that upon arriving, the fire department quickly extinguished the fire and freed the driver using extraction equipment.

The driver was taken to North Fulton Hospital with serious injuries.   

“Our deputies along with FCFD went to this scene expecting the worst but were able to save a life in the process,” the Facebook post stated.