Son of Georgia congressman critically injured in cycling accident

Son of Georgia congressman critically injured in cycling accident
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21: House Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee Chairman Tom Graves (R-GA) speaks as OMB Director Mick Mulvaney testifies during a Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images) (Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

ATLANTA — The son of Georgia state Rep. Tom Graves is recovering after a serious bike accident left him seriously injured.

Graves said his son, John, who is on Georgia Tech’s cycling team, was injured during a race in Calhoun, Georgia on Sunday.

John was airlifted to a trauma unit where he remains in intensive care.

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"He’s a strong boy and is showing signs of responsiveness. We appreciate the outpouring of support and continued prayers as John begins his recovery,” Graves said in a news release.

A second Georgia Tech student was also injured in the crash. The college’s spokesperson spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the crash.

“This morning we learned that two Georgia Tech students, John Graves and Juan Barraza, were injured during a cycling race over the weekend,” institute spokesman Joshua Stewart said Monday in a statement. “We express our support to John and Juan and their families during this difficult time and wish them both a speedy and full recovery.”

Graves represents Georgia’s 14th district, which includes areas in northwest Georgia. In December 2019, Graves announced that he will not run for re-election in 2020.