A GMC bicyclist died after colliding with a GC bus on the corner of Clarke and Hancock streets outside Mayfair Hall shortly before 10:20 a.m. Monday morning.
The bicyclist, Logan Jones, attended Georgia Military College and graduated from John Milledge Academy. Jones was pronounced dead at 11:44 a.m. shortly after arriving at Navicent Health Baldwin.
According to the Georgia State Patrol report, Jones was riding his bike on the Hancock Street sidewalk toward downtown and continued onto the crosswalk as a GC bus turned right onto Clarke Street. Jones struck the passenger side of the bus then fell from his bike and slid underneath the bus.
“Georgia Military College is devastated by the passing of our junior college student, Logan Jones,” said Jay Bentley, director of communications at GMC. “Logan attended the GMC Prep School, graduated from the John Milledge Academy before enrolling as a business major at the GMC junior college; he had planned to transfer to Georgia College and State University upon earning his Associates Degree. Logan was a bright light on our campus and will truly be missed. The entire Georgia Military College family offers our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Logan Jones.”
Jones was put on a stretcher, according to eyewitnesses, and taken to the hospital by ambulance.
“We were in Ennis Hall and heard the sirens outside and a bunch of people in the classroom went out on the balcony to see what was going on,” said junior Emma Lammers, a graphic design major. “We realized that someone had been hit by a bus because we saw that a bike was snapped in half and EMS responders putting him on a stretcher.”
Georgia State Patrol is handling the ongoing investigation because the incident occurred on the street rather than the GC campus.
Both GMC and GC communications said that counseling services will be offered, and the universities will work with the GSP as the investigation continues.