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Police Pursuit Leads to Tragic, Fatal Motorcycle Accident in White County, Georgia

May 25, 2022

WHITE COUNTY, GEORGIA - According to an online news report published on, a man from Clermont was involved in a severe motorcycle accident in White County, Georiga.*

The 49-year-old motorcycle accident victim was transported by medical air evacuation. He sustained severe second-degree burn injuries in the crash on State Route 11 by Tommy Cowart Road. 

Georgia State Patrol troopers were pursuing the motorcyclist prior to the crash. However, the Georgia State Patrol stated that they allegedly called off the police pursuit before the wreck occurred. The police chase started at around 8 PM on GA 400 North, close to the Lumpkin County line. 

According to Georgia State Patrol, a Dawson County Sheriff's Office deputy tried to stop the driver of a Honda CBR for no tag on their motorcycle. The motorcyclist slowed at the intersection of GA 400 by Burnt Stand Road and then allegedly "accelerated and failed to yield." A Georgia State Patrol trooper was behind the Sheriff's deputy, and he turned on his patrol vehicle's siren and lights and joined the pursuit on GA 400 North to Highway 115.

When the officers approached the White County Line, they lost sight of the motorcycle, and the pursuit was called off. About seven minutes later, the Georgia State Patrol reported that the motorcyclist had crashed. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the motorcyclist was no longer being pursued when he crashed. 

No other motor vehicles were involved in the accident, and the motorcycle burst into flames. The motorcyclist suffered second-degree burns and was transported by AirLife to the Grady Hospital Burn Unit in Atlanta. 

The motorcycle was registered, but the tag was not displayed. 

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