Athens councilman hit by car has leg amputated

Frank Travis; Credit:

Police say the couple's son hit them with a vehicle.

Posted: Sep 27, 2019 6:46 PM
Updated: Sep 27, 2019 6:50 PM

Frank Travis, a member of the Athens City Council, has had a partial leg amputation due to injuries from being hit by a vehicle, a city of Athens spokesperson, Holly Hollman, says. 

Athens police say Travis's son, Sean Travis, was arrested for hitting his parents with a vehicle earlier this month. Officers found Frank and Sharon Travis injured outside of their home.

Police say the initial investigation determined the couple was injured during a domestic situation with their son, who hit them with a vehicle. Sean Travis, 33, is charged with two counts of first-degree domestic violence assault.

Frank Travis is the District 3 Athens City Councilman. He has served on the council since 2016. 

"He had a partial leg amputation several days ago but is in good spirits and recovering and making plans for physical therapy," Hollman told WAAY 31.

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