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Anti-Helmet Law Georgia Politician Joey Brush Jr. Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Joey Brush Jr., a 59-year-old Georgian politician was killed in a motorcycle-car crash on Thursday just outside Augusta, GA. Brush was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on Columbia Road around 8:30 and ran into a car that had failed to stop at a stop sign.
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Joey Brush Jr.Joey Brush Jr.'s bike
The car was allegedly driven by 49-year-old Kimberly Crouch, who didn't see the motorcycle approaching and did not stop at a stop sign at the junction of Louisville and Columbia roads. Reportedly she stopped but then drove into the intersection along Columbia without noticing Brush's motorcycle approaching.

A colorful politician who advocated repealing the helmet law

Joey Brush Jr. is remembered for his involvement in lawmaking to serve the riding community. Two things come first in his 12-year political career. The first one is the bill that allows riders to treat red lights as stop signs if their bikes are not heavy enough to trigger pavement sensors. The bill passed and is waiting for the Governor's signature.

The second bill, which is aimed at repealing the existing helmet law, however, never met enough support and was not passed. Even though footage at the site of the crash shows a helmet laying on the ground beside the motorcycle, no official declarations have been made as to whether Joey Brush Jr. wore a helmet or not.

Second-degree vehicular homicide and failing to stop at a stop sign charges have been made against Crouch on Friday, as she was found responsible for the accident.

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