rain
Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 1:32AM

Rabun wreck critically injures motorcyclist

By Rob Moore Reporter
LAKEMONT - A motorcyclist was critically injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Rabun County Saturday afternoon.<br /> <br /> The unnamed male was traveling north on the right lane of U.S. Highway 441 approaching the intersection with East Wolf Creek Road in Lakemont, said Trooper 1st Class John Crawford of Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa.<br /> <br /> An elderly female from Lakemont, who was driving a gold Ford Taurus, told troopers she had been to the Lakemont Post Office and was headed home. As she attempted to cross U.S. 441, she didn't see the northbound motorcycle, Crawford said.<br /> <br /> The blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle struck the car in the right front fender.<br /> <br /> The motorcyclist suffered critical injuries and was taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia, where Crawford said he is stable.<br /> <br /> The motorcycle is bearing a Kansas tag.<br /> <br /> Crawford said the woman complained of injuries and was taken by ambulance to Habersham Medical Center.<br /> <br /> Despite heavy rain in the Lakemont area during the wreck investigation, Crawford said it was sunny at the time of the collision.<br /> <br /> Citations are pending at this point.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 1 year ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 1 year ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Exploring the benefits, and potential drawbacks, of a 4-day work-week
Several cities across the country have begun experimenting with the idea of the 4-day work-week, where daily shifts are extended by an hour or two in exchange for employees getting a 3-day weekend.
By Afternoon News Wrap
11:38PM ( 1 hour ago )
Clarkesville approves amendment to alcohol ordinance
The Clarkesville City Council has approved an amendment to the city's alcoholic beverage ordinance concerning where alcohol can be sold.
9:01PM ( 4 hours ago )
Habersham County house destroyed by Sunday fire
A home on Mud Creek Road near Cornelia was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon.
6:21PM ( 7 hours ago )
PHOTOS: Gwinnett children's shelter re-opens as transition program for homeless children, mothers
The Gwinnett's Children Center has broken ties with the state of Georgia, and representatives officially unveiled the new "Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children's Shelter" Monday afternoon.
4:22PM ( 9 hours ago )
Judge agrees to move hot SUV death trial
The judge overseeing the trial of a Cobb County man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die agreed Monday that the trial should be moved because pretrial publicity has made it impossible to find an impartial jury.
3:26PM ( 10 hours ago )