A man on a motorcycle died after crashing into some trees Thursday night a short while after deputies attempted to stop him for running a stop sign, according to authorities.
Two Hall County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies on Dahlonega Highway spotted the man running a stop sign around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, according to authorities.
“The deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop when the motorcycle failed to yield,” wrote Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes in an email. “It is our policy to not chase motorcycles, so the deputies canceled their efforts to stop the motorcycle.”
Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Richard Harper said the motorcyclist attempted to negotiate a curve and failed to stay in his lane on Dahlonega Highway at Kenimer Road.
“About 15 minutes later, the crash (call) came out,” Harper said.
The driver went off the road and struck two trees, Harper said. No other vehicles were involved.
The motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries after being transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Harper said.
The name of the driver was not available.