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Man in critical condition after DUI crash in south Forsyth

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A 24-year-old Alpharetta man was critically injured Wednesday night after he crashed his car on Ga. 400 in south Forsyth while supposedly driving under the influence.

Just before 9 p.m. on May 3, the man was driving south on Ga. 400 between Majors Road and McFarland Parkway/Exit 12 when his 1996 Toyota Camry veered to the left and went into a “broadside skid,” according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred in the area where Ga. 400 is under construction to be widened, causing the Camry to travel into the gravel median and hit a dirt mound, Rainwater said, sending the car airborne.

“It comes back down and hits the guard rail separating the northbound and southbound lanes and [the man] is ejected from the car and flies out the back windshield,” Rainwater said. “He lands in the fast lane on the northbound side of Ga. 400 but is not touched by one single car, [despite] northbound traffic still being pretty heavy at 8:56 p.m.

“People see what’s happening and come to a stop, and he was transported to North Fulton Hospital with serious injuries — multiple broken bones.”

Rainwater said alcohol was a factor in the crash and that the driver will be charged with DUI once he is released from the hospital.