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Motorcyclist in Hospital After Being Thrown from Bike and Hit by Truck

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The Georgia State Patrol has confirmed that a Newnan resident suffered serious injuries on Friday in a crash at the intersection of Ga. 34 and Thigpen Road.

Thirty-seven-year-old motorcyclist James Bagwell was ejected from his bike and then hit by a pickup truck.

The accident occurred around 6:20 p.m. and involved at least three vehicles: Bagwell’s Suzuki motorcycle, a Fiat 500, and a Chevrolet Silverado.

Bagwell was riding west on Ga. 34 toward the intersection while the 30-year-old woman driving the Fiat was turning left onto the highway from Thigpen Road.

The motorcycle hit the Fiat and Bagwell was ejected onto the pavement, according to the GSP crash report. The Chevrolet, driven by a 48-year-old man, then hit Bagwell.

The motorcyclist was taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment.

Reports indicate that although there were several eyewitnesses, they gave different accounts of how the initial crash occurred.

Many people, including the unnamed driver of the Chevrolet, said a fourth vehicle, a blue truck, struck the motorcycle before it hit the Fiat.

They said the truck driver left the scene.

The driver of the Fiat also reported that another vehicle was involved. However, she said Bagwell was at fault. She told troopers Bagwell was speeding and he tried to pass another vehicle, causing the two to crash and pushing the bike into her car.

However, other individuals on the scene told troopers there was no fourth vehicle involved in the incident.

No one has been charged in connection with the accident and the events remain under investigation.

If you’ve suffered injuries in a crash, reach out to a Georgia car accident lawyer for advice. You may be entitled to compensation.


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