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Motorist Hits Cyclist in Suwanee; Collision Injures Two on Cycles

The incident happened Tuesday on Horizon Drive. The motorist, who is from Buford, is cited for following too closely.

A Buford motorist hit a cyclist from behind Tuesday (December 18) in unincorporated Suwanee on Horizon Drive, causing a collision with another cyclist and injuries to both, police said.

According to Gwinnett Police records, a vehicle driven by David Martinez of Buford ran into cyclist Jefferson Branyon of Gainesville on Horizon Drive near Rolling Pin Lane. This area is near Old Peachtree Road.

That collision, which happened about 4:44 p.m., then propelled Jefferson Branyon into fellow cyclist Sean Branyon of Gainesville. Both men were injured.

The motorist and cyclists all were traveling westbound. Jefferson Branyon said the cyclists had come onto Horizon Drive from Old Peachtree Road.

The motorist told police that he did not see the cyclists because of glare from the sun. Martinez said he came onto Horizon Drive from Old Peachtree Road.

Jefferson Branyon suffered injuries to the left side of his head and left knee, the incident report said. Sean Branyon suffered injuries to the back of a leg. Both men were transported to Gwinnett Medical in Lawrenceville. Their condition is not known.

The motorist's car suffered a flat tire and was removed from the scene.

This information was obtained from Gwinnett Police. It does not indicate a conviction. For questions, contact steve.burns@patch.com.

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