You're clearly at a big disadvantage when you come up against a car or truck while operating a motorcycle. Your size and speed may make you harder to spot to an attentive driver. Make that a distracted driver and the results can be disastrous, even deadly.
Distraction, recklessness or negligence may have caused the wreck that occurred recently on Cummings Highway. A black four-door car with a blue bumper sticker was said to have fled the scene after veering into the motorcycle's lane, causing its riders to be thrown from the bike and into a guardrail. The motorcycle driver was killed, and the passenger was airlifted to a hospital and is reportedly in critical condition but is stable.
There were alleged witnesses to the accident; ones that were able to give the discerning features of the other vehicle involved. When that vehicle's owner is identified, it is likely that a thorough investigation will commence to identify who was driving, the state of the driver and what the driver was doing at the time of the accident that may have factored into the wreck.
If you were hurt or you've lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering where to turn. There may be a sudden and unanticipated loss of income, medical bills, funeral expenses, rehabilitative expenses. You may be out your only mode of transportation. You may be unable to drive or ride again based upon your injuries. The realities that face you after a motorcycle accident can be harsh. This is the time when a motorcycle accident attorney familiar with the courts and laws in Georgia could be of the greatest benefit. They can help you navigate insurance claims and pursue compensation from the person or persons involved to any degree in causing the accident.
Source: News Channel 9, Police release identities in deadly wreck on Cummins Highway, March 25, 2016