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Truck driver crashes into woods
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Forsyth County News


The driver of truck that crashed in a heavily wooded area in south Forsyth over the weekend may have been trapped for hours before he was found.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Capt. Tim House said the wreck occurred early Saturday morning near Ronald Reagan Boulevard and Brannon Road.

The driver, 39-year-old Serge Belinga of Jonesboro, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. House said a sheriff’s report of the incident showed Belinga’s leg, arm and face were injured.

He did not know Belinga’s condition Wednesday.

House said Belinga was found about 7:30 a.m., but may have wrecked hours earlier.

According to the report, Belinga was heading east on Ronald Reagan in a 2007 Freightliner FL65.

Shortly after crossing Brannon, Belinga hit the median, crossed into the oncoming lane and traveled about 125 feet.

The truck hit the sidewalk and slid down a hill where it continued into a wooded area, striking a couple trees.

He said Belinga notified the company for which he was driving that he’d wrecked and could not move.

A sheriff’s deputy spotted the truck about 660 feet off the road in the woods.

House said Belinga was not charged in connection with the crash.