Man killed in motorcycle accident in Columbia County

For experienced motorists in Georgia and other states, many traffic laws are second nature. Unfortunately, some people have made a bad habit of ignoring certain laws or overlooking them in certain situations. Failure to follow these laws can have terrible results, especially if a motorcycle is involved. It isn't unusual for a motorcycle accident to result in injuries or death because the riders have significantly less protection than a driver in a car.

Recently, a 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident involving his motorcycle and an SUV. His motorcycle, traveling south, was struck by the SUV, traveling north, when the SUV driver attempted to make a left-hand turn. The collision caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from his bike. 

When authorities arrived, they had the motorcyclist transported to Doctors Hospital. He was pronounced dead on the evening of Dec. 21. The woman driving the SUV was charged with failure to yield while turning left and second-degree vehicular homicide.

Many people are guilty of breaking what they may believe to be insignificant traffic laws. Often, these infractions do not result in an accident of any kind. However, there are times when these seemingly small traffic violations are the cause of a person's injury or death, especially in the case of a motorcycle accident. Motorcyclists have to be especially careful and constantly aware of what is going on around them because they are often among the smallest vehicles on the road. People living in Georgia who have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an accident may benefit from speaking with an attorney about what compensation they might be entitled to.  

Source: wjbf.com, "One person dead after motorcycle crash on Belair Road", Dec. 22, 2017

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