TIU Investigates Fatal Bicycle-Involved Crash on Abercorn Street
SAVANNAH, GA (March 17, 2020) – Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit (TIU) is investigating a March 5 crash on Abercorn Street and Largo Drive that resulted in one fatality on March 15.
A preliminary investigation revealed that at around 11:30 p.m., Douglas Hackler, 59, of Savannah, was on his bicycle traveling east on Largo Drive crossing Abercorn Street on a red traffic signal. At the same time, Freddie Reese, 69, of Savannah, was traveling north on Abercorn Street in a Toyota Corolla, entering the intersection on a green traffic signal. Reese was unable to stop and struck Hackler.
Hackler was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. He succumbed to his injuries on March 15.