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RCSO Motorcycle Cop Involved in Accident!


A Richmond County motorcycle cop is in good condition after wrecking Thursday afternoon while trying to chase down a speeder on Gordon Highway, authorities said.

Here is the press release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office:

Richmond County Deputy Phillip Wasson, who is a member of the Motorcycle Division, was running radar on Gordon Highway near the Broad Street Overpass. Deputy Wasson clocked a vehicle speeding in excess of 70 mph. Deputy Wasson activated his blue lights and pulled out onto Gordon Highway to stop the violator. As he was attempting to catch up to the vehicle, he changed lanes and struck another vehicle causing him to lose control of the motorcycle and crash. Deputy Wasson was ejected from the bike and struck the pavement.

Deputy Wasson was transported to Augusta University Medical Center E.R. by ambulance and is in good condition. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Georgia State Patrol is conducting the investigation.

Deputy Wasson, 41, has been serving the community as a Richmond County Deputy for 10 years.


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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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