Bicyclist struck by a vehicle on Highway 53

February 6, 2022–12:00 p.m.


The Calhoun Post of the Georgia State Patrol is investigating a hit and run crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle that occurred Saturday evening on Highway 53 and Brownlee Mountain Road in the Plainville area.

The preliminary investigation shows that at around 7:26 p.m., a man on the bicycle was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene after impact. 

The bicyclist was flown to Erlanger in serious condition. 

A possible description of the vehicle involved that left the scene is an older model orange cab dump truck with a black bed. 

It appeared to have white paint splattered on it. 

The vehicle was hauling short logs at the time of the crash. 

If anyone has information on the vehicle or the crash, they can contact the Georgia State Patrol at 706-624-1477.

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