NORTH FORSYTH -- An 81-year-old Forsyth County man has been charged with three misdemeanors in connection with a crash last week that resulted in the amputation of a motorcyclist’s limb.
Jimmie Mathis, of Gainesville, was charged with serious injury to a motorcyclist through a right of way violation, failure to yield turning left and failure to stop at a stop sign after he reportedly hit a motorcycle with his pickup truck on Browns Bridge Road (Hwy. 369) between Shady Grove and Holtzclaw roads around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26.
The victim, an adult male, was heading west on Hwy. 369 when Mathis attempted to pull out of Chattahoochee Industrial Park and drove into the path of the motorcycle, according to Deputy Andrew Ives with a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office’s traffic specialist unit.
A helicopter was initially called to transport the man to a hospital by air but was later cancelled, and the motorcyclist was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Rainwater did not have an update on his condition as of press time Thursday.
Mathis, who was not injured in the accident, turned himself into the Forsyth County Jail on Thursday, April 4. His booking was still being processed as of Thursday afternoon and therefore did not have a bond listed yet.