A 15-year-old boy was among those injured in the wreck that closed down all lanes of Highway 20 near Beavers Road in the Macedonia community for three hours, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., said Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Tim Cavender.
“The 15-year-old driver of a white Ford F-250 was entrapped in the truck. Firefighters worked hard to remove the male driver from the heavily damaged truck so he could be life-flighted by helicopter to Grady Hospital in Atlanta,” Cavender said. “The driver was conscious and alert and had multiple injuries to his lower extremities.”
Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson said charges are pending in the wreck, and the cause is still under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol
“Initial indication is that a pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Cumming Highway when the driver clipped the back of a car that had slowed for traffic in an attempt to avoid a collision,” Watson said. “After clipping the car, the pickup truck crossed into the westbound lanes and struck a tractor-trailer head on.”
Watson added that “after impact, the tractor-trailer struck another pickup truck.”
Cavender, who was on the scene of the wreck, said the teen appeared to have the “most serious injuries” of those who were involved in the wreck.
Cavender said the boy’s 77-year-old grandfather was a passenger in the truck, and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with “what appeared to be minor injuries.”
The 49-year-old man driving the tractor-trailer complained of back pain and was taken to North Fulton Hospital, Cavender said.
The driver of the other pickup involved in the wreck, a gray Chevrolet Silverado, did not appear injured, but a 43-year-old passenger in the truck complained of chest pains and was also taken to North Fulton Hospital, Cavender said.
A 76-year-old woman, driving the Toyota Avalon, did not appear injured and was not taken to a hospital, Cavender added.