Riding on a motorcycle can be an enjoyable time. For individuals in Georgia, it is possible to travel by this small vehicle. Even when the weather is not the warmest, die-hard riders can be seen on all types of roadways. Therefore, Georgia motorists tend to be on the lookout for motorcyclists year-round. These small vehicles can easily go unnoticed, causing some drivers to collide with them because they failed to check their mirrors, look at their blind spots and yield to oncoming motorcyclists.
According to recent reports, a fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Forsyth County. The collision involved a motorcycle and a sedan at the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Sharon Road. The crash occurred when the 64-year-old motorcyclist was traveling North on Peachtree Parkway. When a biker approached the intersection with Sharon Road, a sedan traveling southbound on Peachtree was preparing to make a left turn onto Sharon road. The sedan proceeded to make the left turn in front of the approaching motorcyclist, resulting in a collision between the two.
Authorities and emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash. The motorcyclist died from the injuries in the collision, and he was later declared dead at the hospital. The driver of the sedan was a 39-year-old woman. She and her minor passenger did not suffer any injuries in the crash. The accident remains under investigation and no charges or violations have been issued at this time.
Investigation following a car accident is often vital, as it is a major step in explaining how a crash happened and who was at fault. Those impacted by a crash should understand that they have legal recourses available. A civil action could help victims as well as their loved one offset the damages caused by a serious or fatal crash.
Source: Douglasville Patch, “Duluth Motorcyclist Dead After Forsyth Crash,” John Barker, April 16, 2018