GSP urges drivers to pay attention after rash of crashes
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
Two separate, unrelated crashes over the weekend prompted the Georgia State Patrol to urge motorists to drive carefully.
In the first crash, a motor home carrying a family of five was traveling from Florida to Michigan Sunday when Georgia State Patrol says a black SUV hydroplaned on I-75 north near exit 336. The crash cut the Mentel family vacation short.
“Over corrected, came back across, and that's when I couldn't get out of his way,” said James Mentel, driver.
The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. None of the passengers traveling onboard the motor home were injured. James Mentel says the ending could have been a lot worse, and he's thankful everyone is ok.
The second crash in Rossville had a horrific ending.
“This is serious, I just lost a son, I don't know what to say. He was a good kid,” said David Gosnell, father.
David Gosnell's son, 29-year-old David Gosnell Jr. passed away Sunday while riding his motorcycle. Gosnell was traveling northbound on Mission Ridge Road when a Chrysler 300 going south attempted to turn left onto Rolling Drive, Gosnell Jr's motorcycle collided into a Chrysler.
"Pay attention, look good, don't just glance, look,” said Chris Deboard, Sgt., Georgia State Patrol.
GSP tells Channel 3 that both crashes are still under investigation.