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Motorcyclist seriously injured after bike hits board on Ga. 400

All three lanes of Ga. 400 southbound were temporarily closed Monday afternoon after a motorcyclist was ejected from his bike in a single-vehicle wreck in south Forsyth.

Around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28, the man was traveling south on the highway just before Exit 12/McFarland Parkway when he ran into a six-foot-by-six-foot board that was laying in the roadway, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“After he struck the board, the driver went into a slide and was ejected from the bike,” Rainwater said. “Thankfully, all the motorists behind him came to a stop, preventing anyone from running over the motorcyclist.

“He was transported to North Fulton Medical Center with non-life threatening, but serious, injuries.”

All three of Ga. 400’s lanes were closed temporarily, but two of the three were reopened about 15 minutes later, Rainwater said.

It is not known how the board got in the roadway, though Rainwater said there is a significant amount of construction in the area.