The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash in Marietta

A motorcyclist was critically injured Thursday during a wreck in Marietta, officials said. 

Joey Dobbs, 56, of Woodstock, is suffering from life-threatening injuries after the wreck, which happened about 9:15 a.m. at the intersection of South Marietta Parkway and Fairground Street, according to Marietta police spokesman Officer Chuck McPhilamy. 


 

Investigators said Dobbs was heading southbound on Fairground Street on a 1983 Honda Aspencade motorcycle. Gwenetta Smith, 66, of Mableton, was driving a 2002 Acura MDX, McPhilamy said. 

Smith tried to turn left onto Fairground Street from South Marietta Parkway and hit Dobbs in the process, McPhilamy said. Dobbs was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Smith was not hurt in the wreck. 

It’s not clear who had the right-of-way when the wreck happened, McPhilamy said. The incident is under investigation, and Marietta police are seeking witnesses.


This is the second crash in Marietta this week involving a motorcyclist.

RELATED: Motorcyclist killed after hitting truck in slow I-75 traffic 

Shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, a Harley-Davidson slammed into the back of a box truck on I-75, killing 63-year-old Dennis Wolk of Cartersville.

The deadly crash shut down several southbound lanes between the North Marietta Parkway and South Marietta Parkway loops and caused hours of significant traffic delays.

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