NORTH FORSYTH – Two men were critically injured in separate accidents in north and west Forsyth late morning and early afternoon Wednesday.
One man is in critical condition after a pickup truck reportedly collided with his motorcycle on Browns Bridge Road (Hwy. 369) between Shady Grove and Holtzclaw roads about 10:20 a.m. April 26.
The victim, an adult male, was heading west on Hwy. 369 when a man attempted to pull out of Chattahoochee Industrial Park and drove into the path of the motorcycle, according to Deputy Andrew Ives with a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office’s traffic specialist unit (TSU).
The victim was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ives did not have an update on the man’s condition as of noon Wednesday.
Both firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident, which resulted in “an amputation to one of [the victim’s] extremities,” said Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers, a spokesman for the fire department.
A helicopter was initially called to transport the man to a different hospital by air but was later cancelled.
The man driving the pickup truck was not injured and was the sole occupant of the vehicle, Shivers said.
Charges are pending the result of an investigation.
In a second wreck Wednesday, a bicyclist was on the side of Hidden Creek Point, which is located almost directly across from Kelly Mill Elementary School on Kelly Mill Road, when he collided with a vehicle backing out of a driveway about 1:15 p.m., Shivers said.
He was taken to North Fulton Hospital with head and facial injuries, where he remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.
Shivers said the bicyclist was wearing a helmet.
TSU also responded to that accident, for which an investigation is also ongoing.