Man thrown from motorcycle in evening accident

Georgia State Patrol officials say a man was thrown off of his motorcycle Tuesday evening after a car going the opposite direction tried to turn left, cutting him off.

Officials say Jon Pope was traveling South on Route 19 when Janera Spurgeon tried to turn left on Cedric Street, causing him to lose control and be thrown from the bike.

Hope was taken to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital for treatment and Spurgeon was cited with failure to yield while turning left.

Hope is in stable condition and officials say they expect him to be okay.

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