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Woman recovering after hit-and-run crash
41-year-old airlifted to hospital
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A Murrayville resident is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after being involved in a hit-and-run accident early Saturday morning.

Tina McGlothlin, 41, was traveling north on Ga. 60 on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle with James McGlothlin, 47, also of Murrayville, when the vehicle collided with a Chevy Silverado pulling a bass boat.

"The driver of vehicle two, the motorcycle, stated he observed vehicle one, the truck, fail to stop for a stop sign at Lee Road and Georgia 60," said Robin Stone, a spokeswoman with Georgia State Patrol. "The motorcyclist hit the brakes in an effort to avoid contact with the truck ... The passenger (Tina McGlothlin) was ejected and traveled into the path of the trailer."

After the impact, the driver of the Silverado — Manuel Spear, 47, of Gainesville — allegedly drove off.
"Vehicle one left the scene and was located a short time later at a residence near the accident," Stone said.
"He didn't go far, but he did leave."

Tina McGlothlin was airlifted to Grady with critical injuries on her lower extremities, Stone said. James McGlothlin was taken by ambulance to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with upper extremity injuries.

Spear was not injured.

Stone said according to the report, Spear told officers he did stop at the stop sign and saw the motorcycle coming but thought he had time to cross the intersection.

Stone said the woman was wearing a helmet. She said according to the report, drugs and alcohol were not involved in the accident.

But Spear was issued four citations — failure to yield at an intersection, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while license is suspended or revoked and obstruction of law enforcement officers.

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