Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Multiple motorcyclist crash during organized ride

Covington, GA, USA (March 26, 2024) - An organized motorcycle ride involving 75 to 100 riders ended badly in Newton County Sunday after a lead rider crashed into the rear of an SUV. At least two motorcycle riders were seriously injured in the accident.

According to preliminary information provided by the Georgia State Patrol, the permitted motorcycle ride set out from Fayetteville and was headed to Augusta on Eastbound Interstate 20. The State Patrol said the accident occurred between exits 90 and 92 when a lane captain in the middle lane, who was riding “at a higher-than-average rate of speed” in an attempt to keep the group of motorcycles together, crashed into the rear of an SUV that was also in the middle lane.

Numerous other motorcycles then crashed into each other to avoid the collision between the lane captain and the SUV. Two riders were taken from the scene by air ambulance. According to the GSP, “both individuals were alert, conscious and breathing when they were transported.

I-20 was shut down for about 90 minutes while an investigation was conducted by the GSP and the Covington Police Department.