August 4, 2011 - Murrayville, Ga. - According to a report at the Gainesville Times, a Georgia woman is fighting for her life in an Atlanta hospital after she was involved in a hit and run accident on Saturday.
Police say the victim, a 41-year-old woman from Murrayville, was a passenger on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling northbound, on Georgia 60, when it collided with a Chevy Silverado pickup truck. The pickup truck ran a stop sign at the intersection of Lee Road and Georgia 60. As the motorcyclist swerved to avoid a collision, the victim was thrown in front of the truck. The driver of the truck fled the scene without stopping.
The victim was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, in critical condition. The driver of the motorcycle, a 47-year-old man from Murrayville, was also injured, and he's receiving treatment at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 47-year-old man from Gainesville, was arrested a short distance from the accident scene. He's been charged with fleeing the scene of an injury accident, failing to yield, and driving without a valid driver's license.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2009 Georgia Crash Statistics, there were 1,284 fatalities as a result of car accidents in Georgia.
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