A head-on, three-vehicle wreck on Ga. 53 in northern Forsyth County injured two, including a 4-year-old girl, and involved eight people, officials said. The wreck occurred about 2:55 p.m. Wednesday near Anderson Lake Road and the Dawson County line.
Forsyth County Fire Capt. Jason Shivers said the young girl was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.
The driver of a westbound Ford Ranger pickup truck in which the child was traveling was taken to another Atlanta hospital, Shivers said.
He did not know if the man was the girl’s father.
Shivers said the other six people in the wreck were treated for minor injuries at the scene. None of the names of those involved have been released.
In addition to the Ford Ranger, the collision involved a Dodge pickup truck with five passengers and a two-door Scion sports car with one occupant. Both of those vehicles were traveling east.
Sheriff’s Cpl. David Garrison said the Ford Ranger crossed the centerline, sideswiping the Dodge pickup before striking the Scion head on.
Garrison said the driver of the Ford Ranger was not wearing a seat belt.
“The driver in the truck and the passenger ... were ejected and were laying on the road when people first arrived on scene,” he said. “There was a child seat there, but it was an improper seat for her age and size. I think she was in it, but it was improper seat for her to be in, and that’s why she got ejected.”
Garrison said all five passengers in the Dodge pickup were wearing seat belts, as was the woman who was driving the Scion.
“They had some minor injuries, but they’re all fine,” he said, adding that the driver of the Scion later went to a local hospital for evaluation.
Forsyth firefighters were first to arrive on the scene, shortly after the wreck occurred, Shivers said. Dawson County emergency personnel also responded. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is handling the investigation.