NORTH FORSYTH — A 17-year-old girl from Cumming was injured in a single-vehicle crash Sunday when her vehicle struck a tree in north Forsyth.
The teenager was traveling north on Westray Road about 6:30 p.m. when she lost control of the 2009 Nissan Versa, causing the vehicle to enter the shoulder in a broadside skid, according to Robin Regan, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
After traveling down a 3-foot embankment and through the corner of a field just north of Mount Tabor Road, the Versa went up another embankment and struck a tree before coming to a rest against a barbed-wire fence.
The unrestrained driver was thrown from her seat but not the vehicle, Regan said.
The teen, who was the lone occupant, reportedly appeared at first to have suffered serious injuries and had lost consciousness.
She was taken to North Fulton Hospital, where it was determined her injuries were not life threatening. She was awake and talking when sheriff’s deputies met with her at the hospital, Regan said.
The cause of the crash was the driver losing control due to traveling too fast for conditions, according to sheriff’s reports. It was also determined her injuries could have been minimized had she been wearing a seat belt.