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South Forsyth High release altered due to motorcycle crash on Ronald Reagan Blvd. at Hwy. 141

SOUTH FORSYTH — A man suffered serious injuries Monday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Ronald Reagan Boulevard just off Peachtree Parkway (Hwy. 141).

The man was taken to an area hospital in what authorities described as serious but stable conditions just after midday.

The only other person involved in the wreck was the man driving the other vehicle, a brown pickup truck, according to Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. He was not injured.

The man has been a civilian, or non-sworn, volunteer for the agency for more than a year, said Robin Regan with the sheriff’s office.

The Georgia State Patrol is handling the investigation. As of Tuesday, it was not able to confirm charges, if any, or the fault and causes of the crash because the report had not been filed.

The wreck occurred directly in front of the south precinct of the sheriff’s office and the bus entrance to South Forsyth High School.

Eastbound lanes on Ronald Reagan heading away from Hwy. 141 were shut down, while one lane remained open heading west toward Hwy. 141.

High schools — South Forsyth and Pinecrest Academy are both nearby — release at 3:40 p.m. and were delayed.

All cars entering South from Hwy. 141 were directed to the left lane to leave the right lane open for bus traffic, said Jennifer Caracciolo, spokeswoman for Forsyth County Schools.

Parents were asked to pull into any available parking spot in the main lot to wait for students, who were released at the normal time. However, parents were asked to delay picking up car riders until 4 p.m. if possible.

Student drivers were released 15 minutes early to assist with safety and congestion, Caracciolo said, with all traffic exiting onto Hwy. 141.