As roadways become more and more crowded across the state of Georgia, the chances of wrecks drastically increase. It’s no secret that motorcyclists face dangers that are not as stark for those in passenger vehicles. Motorcycles are more difficult to see than cars or trucks, which is a major factor in many motorcycle wrecks. Since motorcyclists are minimally protected and exposed to the elements, motorcycle wrecks are more likely to be serious or fatal.
Tragically, a recent crash in Gwinnett County involving a motorcycle killed one person and seriously injured another. The wreck happened at night at a local intersection. According to reports, a motorcyclist and passenger were headed west on a road when an oncoming driver in an SUV attempted to turn onto another roadway and pulled into the path of the motorcycle.
The ensuing collision threw the motorcyclist and passenger off of the bike. Tragically, authorities said the motorcyclist was killed in the crash. Reports said the passenger was rushed to a local hospital with very serious injuries. Reportedly, the driver of the SUV was not injured. Police are continuing to investigate the wreck.
Drivers in Georgia should always be cautious and on the lookout for motorcycles when traveling or commuting, especially during the warmer months of the year. Those who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones due to negligence in motorcycle wrecks could benefit by seeking the services of a seasoned attorney. Damages from a successfully litigated lawsuit could provide relief from accrued medical expenses and alleviate some of the stress and anxiety that comes with such a tragic experience.