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July 9, 2022

Commerce, GA – George Johnson Injured in Motorcycle Crash on I-85

Commerce, GA (July 9, 2022) – On Friday morning, July 8, a man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident that happened in Commerce.

According to Banks County officials, the accident happened around 8:54 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-85 around the area of mile marker 153. Police confirmed that a motorcyclist was traveling north on the highway in the left lane. Suddenly, a tractor-trailer in front of the motorcycle started to change lanes. There was an immense draft caused by the tractor-trailer, which caused it to push the motorcyclist off the roadway. The motorcyclist was ejected from the vehicle as it struck a guardrail. 

Several local responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The motorcyclist, identified as 74-year-old George Johnson, was critically injured as a result of the accident. He was rushed to Athens Regional Medical Center but has since been listed in stable condition. 

The driver of the truck was not hurt but remained at the scene. The roadway was blocked for over an hour until the scene was cleared. 

No further details have been released at this time. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues. 

Our thoughts go out to the motorcyclist injured in this accident with hopes of a speedy recovery. 

Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia

Motorcycle accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads in Georgia. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident. In 2019, it was reported that approximately 170 people were killed in motorcycle accidents and many others were seriously injured. The aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be incredibly burdening and life-altering. If you have been seriously injured in one of these accidents, you should speak with an attorney who has handled these types of claims in the past. 

Being hurt in a motorcycle accident can affect your life in a variety of ways. You may wonder where you can turn, which is why you should speak with a skilled Commerce motorcycle accident attorney that you can trust. Many serious injuries stem from motorcycle collisions, including the following: 

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Broken bones

If you have sustained any of these injuries, you could spend time in the hospital or away from the workplace for some time. Speaking with a Commerce personal injury lawyer is in your best interests at this time. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. Being hurt in one of these accidents can affect your life on physical, emotional, and financial levels. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in the event of an accident. We will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve at this time. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Commerce at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you in your time of need. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.