HIAWASSEE, Ga. – A second motorcyclist in less than a week was airlifted for medical treatment, suffering multiple trauma injuries, after crashing on State Route 75, south of Hiawassee, Thursday, June 27. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene shortly before 7 p.m.
The victim was described as an older male, traveling northbound toward Hiawassee when the accident occurred. The motorcyclist appeared to have been attempting to pass a vehicle, also traveling northbound, which was nearing a turn from the highway onto Soapstone Creek Road when the crash ensued. The driver of the vehicle did not suffer major injuries as a result of the collision.
A motorcycle accident occurred last Friday, June 21, on State Route 76, near Hiawassee Vegetable and Fruit Market. The male driver, who suffered chest trauma, was airlifted for emergency treatment due to the extent of his injuries. A female passenger was transported by ambulance to Union General Hospital for medical care. No other vehicles were involved in Friday’s crash.