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Failure to yield cited as cause for accident

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A pickup truck driver was cited for failure to yield after he struck a motorcyclist and caused extensive injuries.

An 81-year-old man was driving a 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck April 26 on Chattahoochee Industrial Park preparing to turn onto Ga. 369 when he turned in front of the 41-year-old motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist veered out of the way, but was unable to avoid a collision and was hit by the truck. The motorcyclist was severely injured after he was ejected from his seat.

The cause of the impact was determined to be a failure to yield by the truck driver. Warrants were obtained for the arrest of the truck driver for serious injury of a motorcyclist through a right-of-way violation, failure to yield turning left and failure to stop at a stop sign.

The man scheduled to turn himself in May 4.


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