GAINESVILLE — After flipping her motorcycle in a high-speed crash Wednesday on Browns Bridge, a motorcyclist was taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center-Gainesville.
As of 2 p.m., Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Dallas Van Scoten said the driver, a 40-year-old Forsyth County woman, was sedated at the hospital.
The wreck occurred about 11 a.m., Van Scoten said.
“The motorcycle was traveling east across the bridge at a high rate of speed and came up on traffic that was slowed,” Van Scoten said. “Basically, the motorcycle skidded, trying to stop. [She] went around a car and the motorcycle flipped.”
Added Van Scoten: “Speed was likely a factor.”
Witness Joseph Chapman spotted the motorcyclist coming across the bridge in the opposite direction he was traveling.
Upon flipping, Chapman said, she landed near the trailer attached to his pickup truck.
He got out to see if she was OK.
“She was breathing heavily,” Chapman said. “She was gasping.”
The wreck shut down traffic in both directions for nearly an hour. No other injuries were reported.