One of the most common causes of motorcycle versus car accidents is the left hand turn. When a driver of a vehicle turns left in front of a motorcycle, the aftermath can be devastating. Motorcycle drivers often find themselves unable to stop when vehicles make this surprise move. This is exactly what happened in Columbia County just before the holidays.
According to reports, a 68-year-old woman was driving a Ford Edge. The woman was traveling north and made an attempt to turn left off of Bailer Road. The woman turned her vehicle directly in the path of a 22-year-old man on a motorcycle. That man was unable to avoid the vehicle, crashing into its side. The man was ejected from his motorcycle.
The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he lost his life. The driver of the Ford was arrested and charged with failure to yield while turning left and vehicular homicide 2nd degree. There were no reports of the woman being injured in the accident. She was held in jail pending the posting of a $2,700 bond.
Motorcycle versus car accidents are rarely minor. A motorcyclist is not as protected as a vehicle’s driver, and these people often sustain serious injury in such accidents. If you have been involved in a motorcycle versus vehicle collision in Atlanta, you may have the right to compensation for monies you have been forced to pay out. Call our office today to learn more about your options. Your initial consultation is free.