FORSYTH COUNTY — Recent wrecks have prompted safety precautions from local law enforcement officials, who say most of the resulting injuries have fortunately been minor.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office responded to 10 crashes between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday. Those included two rollovers, a car that left a road and a collision involving a motorcycle.
According to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the agency, that number is “about normal.”
“Some days there’s more and some there’s less,” he said. “There’s usually not as many rollovers or [vehicles sliding] down embankments in that amount of time, but the number is pretty normal for us.”
Separate incidents on Peachtree Parkway (Hwy. 141) resulted in a car rolling over during the morning commute.
A two-vehicle collision occurred about 8:40 a.m. at Hwy. 141 and Johns Creek Parkway at the Forsyth-Fulton county line after a vehicle hit another’s passenger door, causing it to flip. The car that flipped was found to be at fault, Rodriguez said.
At 9:50 a.m., two more vehicles collided, again with the at-fault driver’s car being the one to roll over.
Another wreck happened at Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Hwy. 141, between The Collection at Forsyth and South Forsyth High School.
A vehicle apparently rear-ended another that had stopped at a traffic light, making contact at its rear passenger door.
“Usually, [accidents] are preventable,” Rodriguez said. “Just pay attention when you drive and take all your safety precautions.”
A single-vehicle crash about 11:30 p.m. Monday resulted in an arrest for driving under the influence.
The vehicle slid down an embankment off the side of the road on Cascade Trail in north Forsyth.
Georgia State Patrol also conducted a DUI arrest in north Forsyth on Dawsonville Highway (Hwy. 53) after an unrelated incident, Rodriguez said.
What appeared to be the worst injury stemmed from a collision earlier Monday night between a motorcycle and a pickup truck on Doc Sams Road and Heardsville Road in northwest Forsyth, he said.
“He suffered several broken bones and what appeared to be a head injury,” Rodriguez said. “He was transported to a hospital and is expected to live.”