Our Atlanta car accident attorneys read about a multiple car and motorcycle wreck that happened last Friday and injured an off duty Roswell police officer. The accident happened on I-575 in Cobb County around 1:24 p.m., just north of Bells Ferry Road.
The police officer was driving his personal motorcycle northbound, possibly just completing a funeral detail or other job, and slowed for backed up traffic, which was normal on a Friday afternoon. As he slowed down, his motorcycle was hit from behind by a black Toyota Camry. The impact threw him into other vehicles. Sergeant Dana Pierce of the Cobb County Police Department said that is the last thing the police know for sure. After that, the police think the motorcycle hit a Chrysler Sebring which was travelling next to it. Then, a Chevrolet 4×4 pickup truck also became involved in the accident somehow.
The motorcycle driver was injured and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital by helicopter. His injuries were reported to be minor, according to Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman David Spear, and no one else reported any injuries from the crash. But emergency personnel had to stop traffic both ways on I-575 to set up a helicopter landing to remove him from the scene. Chief Dave Soumas of the Woodstock Fire Department said his department came to assist Cobb County officials. Chief Soumas said, “We assisted Cobb, this is well inside of Cobb County on 575. Cherokee County handled one of the patients, they drove one of the patients to the hospital. We helped Cobb with a landing zone.” He noted, “Traffic is messed up in the area while the investigation is on-going.” One lane was open by 4 p.m.
The fact that the motorcyclist was the only one injured in this multi-vehicle crash is not surprising. Motorcycles are much more vulnerable than cars, let alone bigger vehicles like trucks. Last week, another man involved in a motorcycle vs. car crash was not as lucky as the off duty police officer from Roswell. Sam Singletary was driving his motorcycle on Saturday when George Leonard was driving his vehicle- the crash happened at the intersection of Georgia State Route 3 and Georgia Highway 27. Mr. Singletary died in the crash, and it turns out Mr. Leonard was intoxicated at the time. Despite his being at fault and driving illegally intoxicated, it was Mr. Singletary on his motorcycle that lost his life. The Georgia State Patrol is still investigating the accident, but Leonard was charged with driving while intoxicated, having an open container, and possession of a drug related object.
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