Motorcycle accidents can happen at any time, even to the most experienced motorcycle riders. When these incidents do occur, the occupants of the motorcycle will often suffer extensive injuries, even if they have taken all necessary safety precautions. Motorcyclists often have no way to avoid the crash, meaning they are the ones that will absorb most of the impact.
After a motorcycle accident, police will often review the crash to determine who was as fault. In many cases, drivers of other vehicles nearby do not see the motorcyclist until it is too late. A recent Georgia motorcycle accident led to the death of the motorcyclist, and may result in charges for the driver of the other vehicle involved.
The crash happened near the Cumberland Mall in the early evening. The motorcyclist was traveling south on Cobb Parkway, close to Paces Mill Road, where an intersection was located.
When the motorcyclist got close to this area, a driver attempted to do a U-turn in order to travel westbound on Paces Mill. The motorcyclist collided with the vehicle, hitting the driver's side door.
The motorcyclist was thrown off of the bike, and suffered extensive injuries. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The other driver suffered minor injuries.
Investigators are still trying to determine what factors led to the crash. The driver had blood drawn to check for the presence of alcohol or other drugs. Once the investigation is complete, the motorist may be facing charges.
Those families who have lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, or those who have been injured in these crashes may wish to speak to an experienced attorney. An attorney can help these individuals learn more about their case, and decide on the next steps. Compensation may be available for those injured due to another motorist's negligence.
Source: MDJonline, "Man may face charges after fatal motorcycle crash," Lindsay Field, June 23, 2013.