Although motorcycles can be fun to ride, they have a reputation as being one of the most dangerous forms of transportation, and rightfully so. Any wreck involving a motorcycle has a higher chance of being serious or fatal since motorcyclists are totally exposed and minimally protected. Due to their small profile, motorcycles can be difficult for other drivers to spot, so it’s important for drivers in Georgia to always be on the lookout for motorcycles. Many motorcycle wrecks occur simply because another driver was not paying attention or failed to see the biker.
Recently, a motorcyclist lost his life in a tragic wreck in Richmond Hill. The wreck happened along Belfast River Road during the afternoon hours. According to reports from the Georgia State Patrol, the motorcyclist was traveling on Belfast River Road when an SUV attempted to turn into an apartment complex and pulled into the path of the motorcyclist, causing a collision.
Authorities said the motorcyclist was severely injured in the wreck and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Tragically, the man died a short time later at the hospital. Reportedly, the motorcyclist was a teacher and coach at a local middle school and was loved by the community. Police said the wreck is currently being investigated.
Losing a loved one in a wreck is one of the most difficult things anyone can experience. It’s important for Georgia residents to know that they have options at their disposal that can help to ease the pain and suffering that comes with losing a loved one in a motorcycle wreck. If negligence is apparent, the surviving family members can pursue damages by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court. If successful, a lawsuit could result in compensation that can be used for funeral expenses and other monetary losses accrued due to a fatal wreck.