CUMMING -- Nine people were involved in a five-vehicle accident on Ga. 400 in Cumming late last week, officials said.
The chain reaction crash started when a Dodge Charger was following too close behind the vehicles in front of her, causing her to rear-end a Chevrolet Trailblazer when it stopped suddenly about 8:25 a.m. on June 10 on the southbound lane of the highway just north of Buford Highway (Exit 14).
According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper A. DeGourville, the 21-year-old driver from Alpharetta hit the guard rail and was transported to Northside Hospital-Forsyth with complaints of head and chest injuries related to her seat belt.
She was coherent and stable after the crash, DeGourville said.
She was cited for following too closely.
The driver of the Trailblazer, a 41-year-old man from Dawsonville, also complained of seat belt-related chest injuries but did not accept transport to a hospital, he said.
He was cited for driving while unlicensed.
The Trailblazer reportedly struck a Nissan Pathfinder and an Acura TL before coming to a rest at the back tailgate of a Ford F150.
The driver of the Pathfinder, a 37-year-old female from Cumming, her four sons aged 1, 7, 9, and 12 all were wearing seat belts and were not injured.
Neither the 42-year-old male driver of the Acura, who is from Cumming, nor the 60-year-old Dawsonville man who drove the pickup truck was injured.
The Charger, Trailblazer and Acura were all towed, causing one lane of traffic to be blocked briefly while the fire department and a tow truck cleared the scene.
DeGourville said drugs or alcohol were not suspected as factors in the crash.