U.S. Representative Tom Graves’ son was seriously injured on Sunday morning during a road race with the Georgia Tech cycling team.
Graves, the highest Republican in the Georgia House delegation, made a statement Monday morning about his son’s injury. John Graves was flown to a traumatology unit, where he remains in intensive care, the deputy said.
“He is a strong boy and shows signs of reactivity,” said Graves in the statement. “We appreciate the outpouring of support and constant prayers as John begins his healing.”
The Tech Club cyclist team hosted a road race and a criterion, a high-speed corner race, in downtown Calhoun over the weekend. According to Calhoun firefighters, crews were called in to assist paramedics around 11 am on Sunday after a contestant was injured on South Park Avenue.
No other details on the pilot’s injuries were available for release, Deputy Chief Terry Mills told AJC.com
In December, Graves announced his decision not to stand for reelection this year. He said he wanted to spend more time with his wife and children.
“With Julie close to retirement and my now suddenly adult children, I decided not to seek re-election in 2020, and instead, to join my family on their new and unique journeys,” he wrote in a letter to his constituents.
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