GSP Continuing Investigation of Deadly Motorcycle Wreck in Gordon County
GORDON COUNTY, GA. – August 28, 2018 (northwestgeorgianews.com) Georgia State Patrol is continuing to investigate a fatal motorcycle accident that took place August 28 in Gordon County, Georgia, according to an online news article from northwestgeorgianews.com.*
At Approximately 7 a.m. on August 28, 56-year-old Arthur Watson, of Chatsworth, Georgia, was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Highway 225 in unincorporated Gordon County. At the intersection with County Line Road, a 2007 Saturn turned north onto Highway 225 and struck Watson’s motorcycle.
Watson sadly died from his injuries. It is not clear whether the driver of the Saturn, 19-year-old Adam Ware, of Resaca, Georgia, was injured. A witness at the scene told authorities that Watson was passing other vehicles when the collision occurred. The Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team with the Georgia State Patrol is continuing its investigation into the accident and has not yet released additional information. No charges have been filed at this time.
Gordon County is located in the northwest corner of the state of Georgia. The county has an estimated population of about 57,000, and its major roadways include Interstate 75, U.S. Route 41, and U.S. Route 411.
According to data collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Gordon County have been on the rise. In 2012, 1,338 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, resulting in injuries to 378 people and the deaths of 12 people. Accident figures rose steadily during the next four years. In 2016, a total of 1,806 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, leading to 495 injuries and 13 deaths.
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