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(UPDATED) Witnesses – SUV chased down cyclist

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(UPDATED) Witnesses – SUV chased down cyclist

The location of the June 9 accident. Source: Google Maps
The location of the June 9 accident. Source: Google Maps

The location of the June 9 incident. Source: Google Maps

This story has been updated. 

Witnesses told Atlanta Police that a red SUV chased down a cyclist who was later found critically injured and transported to Grady Hospital.

The incident happened on the evening of June 9 in Atlanta’s Zone 2 precinct. According to the report, witnesses told police that Gregory Thomas Germani, 50, was riding his bike on Montgomery Ferry Road and was almost hit by “a red SUV type vehicle” turning onto the road from Flagler Avenue.

The official police report lists his last name as “German,” but friends and acquaintances have identified the victim. In addition, Creative Loafing reports that Germani created the Atlanta Time Machine website.

Germani approached the driver and started arguing with him, witnesses said. After the argument ended, witnesses said the SUV chased the cyclist down Flagler Avenue. No one saw the SUV hit the cyclist. Several moments later, they found Germani lying under a silver parked SUV that was parked on the curb and saw the red SUV speeding away, making a right onto Rock Springs Road toward Piedmont Avenue.

Police interviewed six witnesses, according to the report.

“No witnesses on scene were able to provide any further in regards to the description of the red SUV type vehicle,” the police report says.

Germani was transported to Grady.

The report says, “The victim had stable vitals but serious head trauma/injuries and was rushed to surgery.”