Seckinger facing surgery after motorcycle accident

BUFORD -- Friends of Daniel Seckinger, a member of the Gwinnett County Board of Education, said he was in stable condition Monday night following a serious motorcycle wreck Saturday in northern Gwinnett County.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 10 a.m., on Sardis Church Road when Seckinger's motorcycle hit a Toyota Corolla head on.

"The motorcycle crossed the center line while he was negotiating the curve," said Cpl. Jake Smith with the Gwinnett County Police Department.

Smith said Seckinger's motorcycle hit the passenger side of the vehicle, which was traveling in the opposite direction. Seckinger's injuries were listed as serious at the time of the wreck.

Smith said the Corolla's driver was uninjured in the incident.

Fellow school board member Louise Radloff said Seckinger suffered a broken pelvis and a crushed knee among other injuries. Radloff said Seckinger was going in for surgery Tuesay morning.

Seckinger spoke briefly on the phone Sunday from his hospital room at Gwinnett Medical Center.

He said medical staff had moved him out of the intensive care unit, but he was "still in pain." Seckinger said he suffered several broken bones.

Smith said an investigation of the incident was ongoing and that "nobody is being charged at this time."

He also said that alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

Fellow school board members wished Seckinger a quick recovery.

"It was unfortunate that it happened to him," Radloff said. "He's got some serious injuries, and it could be a long road to recovery."

Radloff said she was told that Seckinger had suffered a broken pelvis and a crushed knee among other injuries.

Board member Carole Boyce said she hoped Seckinger could battle through it.

"He's a tough guy, and he's always upbeat," Boyce said. "I hope that he will recover quickly."


Gundoctor1 3 years, 8 months ago

When you cross the center line and hit a car going the other way don't you usually get charged with something??? Guess there is no hurry he's not going anywhere for a while!


hpytravlr 3 years, 8 months ago

How do you cross the center line and then hit a car on the passenger side? What are we not being told about this?


Irydbykz 3 years, 8 months ago

@hpytravlr: think about it: you're driving west-bound around a right hand curve in the road, and coming at you east-bound is a motorcycle in your lane. The space in front of you is occupied by an object, but the space to your left (the east-bound lane) is empty. Accident avoidance instinct tells you to jerk the wheel to the left, into the empty space in front of you to avoid the on-coming bike. Turning to the right means turning sharper, but veering left is an easier movement while in the turn already. But you veer left too late, and instead of passing the bike to the left, it hits the right side of your car... the passenger side of your car.

Hope the rider's OK.


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