The driver of a motorcycle that collided with a van on an East Cobb residential street on Thursday has died, while a young passenger on the bike is being treated for his injuries.
Cobb Police said Vishal Jitendra Patel, 35, whose hometown was not disclosed, was pronounced dead this morning by WellStar Kennestone Hospital authorities.
His passenger, a 12-year-old boy, was taken to Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Police said the motorcyle carrying Patel and the boy was heading north on Shawnee Lane near Pawnee Drive around 6:45 p.m. Thursday.
A Toyota Sienna van attempting to turn left onto southbound Shawnee Lane from Pawnee Drive was struck on the driver’s side by the motorcycle, according to police.
Police said the driver of the van, Bophay St. John, 30, of Marietta, her husband and three children were uninjured.
Cobb Police are asking anyone with information about the accident to call 770-499-3987.