Motorcycle Crash Victim Says Driver at Fault Was Texting and Driving
Published August 5th, 2014
MARION COUNTY---Three motorcyclists were hospitalized over the weekend after a distracted driver drifted into their lane.
That driver is now out of jail and back on the roads.
State troopers say Michael Wickett and Leeann Wickett were the drivers of two separate motorcycles with Jeffery Stanley and his girlfriend Nicole Aurilio as passengers.
The distracted driver, later identified as George Nicholas Kelly, drifted into their lane and side-swiped the car in front of them traveling on northeast Jacksonville road near County Road 316, forcing the motorcyclists to lay their bikes down to avoid collision.
One of the victims said Kelly made a shocking confession.
"He come up and said, I'm sorry, I'm sorry and had his kid and was like, oh, I was texting and driving or doing something, trying to pay attention to my daughter," said boyfriend of crash victim and witness Jeffery Stanley.
Kelly was arrested for a moving traffic violation while having a suspended license.
It's the second time Kelly has been arrested under this charge.
He posted his $500 bond on Sunday.
If you would like to donate money to these families to help with their medical expenses, please visit, http://www.gofundme.com/cjrsdk.
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