Colleges are back in session as are public schools in Georgia, and this morning a teenager was flown to an Atlanta hospital after her vehicle collided head on with a tractor trailer on Hwy. 369 in north Forsyth.

Forsyth County firefighters spent nearly an hour working to free the 18-year-old from a Nissan Altima, which overturned after the collision. According to officials on the site, it took extreme caution to remove her because her leg was pinned between two of the roof pillars of the Nissan. The teen, whose name has not been released, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to Northside Hospital-Forsyth with what appeared to be minor injuries, said Fire Division Chief Kevin Wallace.

The wreck was just west of North Forsyth High and occurred about 11 a.m. It shut down traffic for hours in both directions along the well-traveled corridor.The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office is handling the wreck investigation.

In addition to North High, the crash site is also near North Middle and Coal Mountain Elementary schools.

Back to school time is a time of excitement and stress for parents and kids. With everyone out on the road, it’s important to be extremely cautious.

If you are in an accident, be sure to contact an attorney right away. David Van Sant is a personal injury attorney in Alpharetta who works with drivers and their passengers who have been the victims of car accidents. Mr. Van Sant helps sort through the complexities to assist clients in taking care of their vehicle repairs, medical bills, and other expenses.

For more information or help after an Alpharetta accident, contact Mr. Van Sant’s office today.

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