On Friday, the afternoon of January 18, 2013, a brother and sister, both from Cumming, were injured in a car crash in Forsyth County. This Georgia auto accident occurred on Mount Tabor Road around 12:23 p.m. and only involved a single car, according to authorities.
Sgt. Chris Shelton of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said the brother was driving a 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass westbound on Mount Tabor Road when the vehicle left the roadway. It appeared that he tried to overcorrect, causing the vehicle to travel across both westbound and eastbound lanes of traffic before hitting a large pine tree, spinning out, and coming to a rest on the shoulder of the road after striking another group of trees.
Edward Donald Anderson, the 33-year-old driver, was ejected on impact. His sister, 29-year-old Penny Susan Anderson, was thrown from the front seat into the rear seat of the car. Police said that neither sibling was wearing their seat belt at the time of the wreck.
Both brother and sister were transported to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell for medical care. It was last reported that they were both in stable condition. Police said that neither drugs nor alcohol seems to be contributing factors in this crash. However, Sgt. Shelton said that Edward Donald Anderson will be charged with the following charges:
- Driving with a suspended registration
- Driving with no insurance
- Driving with a suspended license
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Failure to maintain lane
Shane Smith Law wishes the Andersons a full and fast recovery and reminds drivers to wear their seat belts and to drive the speed limit to stay safe.