Florida Motorcyclist Injured in Cherokee County, GA, Vehicle Crash
CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA. – September 19, 2018 (patch.com) According to an online news report from patch.com, a motorcyclist from Florida was injured September 18 in a vehicle crash in Cherokee County, Georgia.*
On the afternoon of September 18, 50-year-old Angela Pastula, of Daytona, Florida, was riding a motorcycle southbound on Canton Highway in Canton, Georgia. In front of Big Poppa’s Smoke Shop at 2347 Canton Highway, a northbound vehicle reportedly turned in front of Pastula. The two then collided on the highway.
Pastula suffered serious injuries and was transported to WellStar Kennestone Hospital. Her current medical condition is not known. The driver of the vehicle, 26-year-old Mallory Jones, of Woodstock, Georgia, was apparently not injured. The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and has not reported additional information at this time.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, vehicle accidents in Cherokee County are on the rise. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of crashes in the county more than doubled. The number of injuries from those accidents also nearly doubled. However, the number of fatality accidents seems to be trending down.
In 2012, 18 fatality vehicle accidents occurred in Cherokee County. That number lowered to 16 in 2013, then to 12 in both 2014 and 2015. By 2016, the number of fatality accidents was down to seven. Most fatal accidents in the county are related to speeding or alcohol or both. None of the fatal accidents in 2016 involved motorcyclists. However, in the year prior (2015), almost half of the fatal traffic accidents in Cherokee County involved motorcyclists.
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