Friday, July 30, 2010

Motorcyclist seriously hurt in wreck with illegal alien

A Rocky Face man remained hospitalized on Monday and a man remains in jail on an immigration hold after a collision between a pickup truck and motorcycle Friday night in Tunnel Hill, authorities said.

Larry Stewart, 61, was driving a motorcycle north on Highway 41 just before 8 p.m. with his granddaughter on back when a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by Jose Jorge Patino-Monroy, 26, of 3720 Water Tower Lane, Tunnel Hill, pulled into its path off Campbell Road, officials said.

Stewart was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, where a spokeswoman said he was in “fair” condition Monday afternoon. His granddaughter, 7-year-old Baylee Martin, was taken by ambulance to Hamilton Medical Center with abrasions and cuts on one of her legs. A Georgia State Patrol operator said the wreck was almost a head-on collision since Patino-Monroy was on the wrong side of the road...

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