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Series of wrecks injures two in downtown Cumming
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Forsyth County News

CUMMING — Three consecutive crashes, one involving injuries, near the downtown Cumming square tied up traffic for 35 to 40 minutes during the peak of the Wednesday morning rush hour.

Cumming police responded to a two-car wreck about 8:10 a.m. at Dahlonega and Main streets when a Volvo sports utility vehicle struck a Subaru at the southbound light, according to Sgt. Richard Murphy, who worked all three incidents.

The 65-year-old male driver and 49-year-old female passenger of the Subaru were taken to Emory Johns Creek Hospital with superficial injuries, including neck and back pain, Murphy said.

The driver of the Volvo was cited for following too closely, while the Subaru driver was cited for driving with an expired license.

Police had to divert northbound and southbound traffic from Veterans Memorial Boulevard to West Courthouse Square to allow fire units space on scene.

As the vehicles were off to the side in front of Cumming City Hall, a small crane truck collided with a Ford Expedition, both of which were pulled over in front of City Hall.

Murphy said the driver of the crane truck was cited, although he was unsure what for.

No injuries were reported in that incident or the third one, which occurred minutes later while traffic was still being diverted.

In that crash, a box truck struck a Honda Crossover in the right turn lane going north on Dahlonega Street, Murphy said. Those vehicles were on the other side of the road in front of the Forsyth County Administration Building.

The box truck driver was cited for improper right-hand turn, Murphy said.

Around the same time, according to Murphy, a fourth accident was reported on Castleberry Road. It was in Cumming police’s jurisdiction, but was handled by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office so the police could focus efforts on the first three.

Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the agency, said there were no injuries in that collision.