Man injured in motorcycle crash on I-75 faces a long road to recovery

It’s been almost a week since a motorcycle accident nearly claimed the life of a 23-year-old.

The crash happened on Interstate 75 near the Cleveland Avenue exit just after 6 a.m. after the cyclist was struck by a car, Atlanta police said.

“I got a call that no mother wants to receive. It said my son was in an accident,” said Kristi Jackson.

An unimaginable call for Kristi Jackson after her son, Devin, was hit on I-75 last Sunday.

“They told us he was slowing or stopping his bike due to the conditions. It was raining really hard and he was slowing or stopping for the conditions,” said Jackson. “He was struck in the HOV lane because motorcycles are allowed in the lane and cars with only one driver are not. That is how he was hit.”

Devin was rushed to Grady’s hospital where things at one point were not looking very good. The young man was in intensive care with injuries from head to toe and had to undergo several blood transfusions. Doctors are working to save his right leg.

“The people prayed so much and surrounded him with support and love. I know they are working,” Jackson said.


There is still a long way to go because Devin will face drug rehab.

“It’s going to take a good year of rehabilitation. He has probably lost the function of his right-left side so we have to make some changes,”

This loving mother believes her son’s work on earth has only just begun.

“It’s a gift to be here. He couldn’t have done it. We really believe God has a purpose for him, and he does it for a reason,” Jackson said.

This mom says the driver will face charges. Police did not say what exact charges could be brought forward.

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