Tag: Motorcycle Accidents

Will New Technology Cause A Motorcycle Accident Spike?

Georgia motorcycle enthusiasts can probably recall a story or two from the period of time in which they were learning to ride. Learning to drive a car is hard enough, but subtracting two wheels and safety features like seat belts and airbags require additional skills, like balance. New technology may level the playing field, making driving a motorcycle almost as simple as driving a car, but will this recent development lead to an increased potential for a motorcycle accident? A major motorcycle manufacturer is touting a gyroscope that will eliminate the need for a rider to balance him or herself on a motorcycle. The part has not yet been mass-produced for resale, but the announcement is already making waves. According to the specifications released by the manufacturer, the device will allow a computer to automatically balance a motorcycle with no skill required by the driver at approximately 3 mph. Though it…

Motorcycle Accident Leaves 2 Children Without Parents

Summer is creeping up on Georgia, and most residents are surely excited to enjoy some time outside. For motorcycle enthusiasts, the arrival of nice weather is a welcome event. Sadly, in spite of annual national campaigns regarding motorcycle awareness and safety, a driver in another vehicle can cause injury or death to even a seasoned motorcyclist. A recent motorcycle accident made headlines after the victims' personal details became public. According to local news outlets, a young couple on a motorcycle was stopped as they waited for an opportunity to safely make a left turn. Before they could do so, a driver following them in traffic failed to stop in time. She crashed into the motorcycle, sending it headfirst into another motorcycle in the oncoming lane. The driver of the second motorcycle did not suffer serious injuries, and neither did the woman that initially caused the crash, but the couple on the motorcycle…

Driver May Be Charged In Motorcycle Accident

Whether a motorcycle is driven for necessary transportation or recreation, many enthusiasts insist there is nothing like the thrill of taking a bike on the open road. Though many riders take precautions, like wearing a helmet and obeying traffic laws, riding a motorcycle can be dangerous because a rider is largely exposed in a motorcycle accident. A Georgia resident was recently killed after being struck by another driver. Police say a man driving a large semi-truck was attempting to turn right into a private driveway. Unfortunately, he admits he did not see the man on a motorcycle in the right lane next to him. As he began to execute the turn, his truck pulled directly in front of the motorcycle, and the rider could not avoid a collision. The man on the motorcycle was trapped under the huge truck, and both vehicles wound up in the private drive. The motorcycle rider…

High School Student Dies in Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle drivers love riding their bikes, as it affords a feeling of freedom on the road other drivers may not understand. However, riding a motorcycle can be hazardous, mainly due to those other drivers. A motorcycle accident may happen when car and truck drivers are not vigilant, not noticing a biker who may be in their path. Charges have been brought against a 21-year-old Georgia woman after she caused a deadly motorcycle accident. An 18-year-old high school student was riding his bike when the woman's car hit him. She was making a left-hand turn and did not yield to the oncoming motorcycle. He was transported to an area hospital after being thrown from his bike and died not long after his arrival. The woman was not arrested at the time of the accident but just recently turned herself in. She was charged with vehicular homicide and failure to yield. At the time…

Motorcycle Accident Kills 1, Injures More

Motorcyclists often talk about the freedom they feel on their bikes, but they also know the potential risks. Since motorcycles offer less protection than other motor vehicles, when accidents occur, it can mean that injuries are more likely to happen and are more severe when they do. This is illustrated in a recent motorcycle accident here in Georgia that took the life of the driver and left the bike's passenger in critical condition. Law enforcement says that the crash happened on a recent morning and involved multiple vehicles. An SUV rear-ended a car that was turning left from a highway onto a school road. That car then spun and struck a motorcycle and its sidecar. The driver of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike. He was revived twice at the scene of the accident before being airlifted to a Macon hospital. Sadly, the man died from his injuries. His wife, who was…

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident Involving Another Vehicle

Many motorcyclists across the country enjoy riding with others. Some people choose to ride alongside other riders, and others choose to ride with a passenger. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle accident occurs, the driver and passenger both risk sustaining serious injuries. Georgia State Patrol officers recently responded to a crash that resulted in the injury of a motorcyclist and his passenger. The motorcyclist and his passenger were traveling east in the right lane of a highway when the accident occurred. A northbound sedan turned left onto the highway in front of the motorcycle. Unfortunately, the driver of the motorcycle did not have enough time to react to the vehicle and crashed into the sedan. Both of the motorcycle occupants were thrown from the bike. Each of the motorcycle riders was taken to nearby medical centers for treatment. The driver was taken via ground transportation to a nearby hospital, but his passenger was airlifted for…

Motorcycle Accident Results in the Death of Local Athlete

Communities across the country rally around local athletes. People will follow their careers from high school through college and into the professional leagues if they are able to make it that far. Therefore, when these promising young athletes' lives are cut short, it may be the entire community that mourns their passing rather than just close friends and family. A community in Georgia is currently mourning the death of a local star who was killed in a motorcycle accident. The young man who was killed was a recent high school graduate and former star athlete. He had played for both his high school football and basketball teams. It was revealed that he had even received multiple football scholarship offers from colleges. He had been riding his motorcycle on the afternoon of Saturday, July 14, when he was struck by a car. When authorities arrived, they pronounced the young man dead at the…

Motorcycle Accident Results in the Death of the Rider

Summer is here, and motorcyclists across the country are taking full advantage of the warm, sunny weather. The increasing number of motorcycles means that the drivers of other vehicles need to be more aware of their surroundings. A motorcycle, even a large one, can more easily hide in a driver's blind spot or be overlooked by other drivers. Last week, Georgia authorities responded to a motorcycle accident between a motorcycle and another vehicle that resulted in the death of the motorcyclist. Paramedics and other first responders were dispatched just before 6:30 a.m. on June 8 in response to an accident. When they arrived, the first responders saw that both vehicles involved in the wreck had come to a stop on the eastbound side of the intersection. The motorcyclist was found lying on the side of the road near the crash site and had suffered severe injuries. Authorities determined that the southbound…

Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Involving Two Vehicles

Drivers across the country are involved in accidents every day, and many of these accidents may involve young drivers. These young people may be more likely to be involved in an accident due to their inexperience. It can be easy for an inexperienced driver to misjudge the distance between vehicles or to overlook smaller vehicles like motorcycles. However, these mistakes can sometimes lead to a deadly car or motorcycle accident, as was the case in a recent Georgia crash. This accident occurred just before 11 a.m. on May 27. When authorities arrived, they determined that the crash was caused when the car was attempting to turn left onto an intersecting street from the southbound side of the road. As she attempted to make the left turn, the driver's car pulled into the path of a northbound motorcycle. The motorcyclist was severely injured in the crash and was transported to a local hospital.…

Car Versus Motorcycle Accident Results in Biker’s Death

A crash between a car and a motorcycle can be devastating for all of the people involved in the accident. If the people involved are lucky then the accident only results in minor injuries, but it may be more likely in this type of scenario for serious or fatal injuries to occur. Earlier this month Georgia authorities responded to a motorcycle accident that ultimately caused the death of one individual. The accident occurred on Sunday, May 6 around 1 p.m. between a car and a motorcycle. The car was traveling eastbound when it crossed the center line and struck the westbound bike. It is unknown why the car breached the centerline, and the crash is still under investigation. Unfortunately, the 74-year-old motorcyclist was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities may file charges against the 27-year-old driver of the car, pending the results of their…

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