Motorcycle Accident Caused by Police Chase in Milledgeville, Georgia
GEORGIA - According to an automobile accident news report published on yahoo.com, a motorcycle accident occurred in Milledgeville, Georgia.*
The motorcycle accident happened as a motorcyclist tried to evade officers throughout parts of Wilkinson County last Sunday. Police reports state speeds reached close to 150 mph before the motorcyclist crashed his motorcycle, law enforcement authorities reported.
According to Sergeant First Class Kevin Pope, the Commander of the Georgia State Patrol Milledgeville post, the police chase covered 31 miles. The motorcyclist crashed at the intersection of Ivey Drive and Allen Memorial Drive. He was treated at the crash scene by Grady Emergency Medical Services and the Baldwin County Fire Rescue. He was transported by ambulance to Atrium Health Navicent, The Medical Center in Macon, Georgia.
According to law enforcement, the incident began when a trooper and cadet witnessed a silver sports bike heading south on Georgia 24 with no tag. The officer turned on his patrol car's siren and blue lights to begin a traffic stop. However, the motorcyclist turned onto Marshall Road and refused to stop, which started a police pursuit. Speeds reached approximately 150 mph, and the motorcyclist passed cars on the wrong side of the road.
Eventually, the motorcycle left the road and hit a culvert pipe. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike, and the motorcycle burst into flames. The incident is currently under investigation by law enforcement.
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