On Sunday morning, a motorcycle accident resulted in the death of a 67-year-old man in Georgia. According to the Georgia State Police, the man was operating his motorcycle on the U.S. 84 bypass in Thomas County when he lost control around a curve near GA Highway 3. At around 11:45 a.m., he lost control of the motorcycle, veered off the highway, overturning the bike and was ejected in the process. Tragically, first responders pronounced the man dead at the scene of the crash. Reports indicate this is the seventh fatal crash in Thomas County this year alone. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Motorcycles are often viewed as a dangerous vehicle, but if they are handled responsibly, they can be just as safe as any other type of motor vehicle. However, individuals that operate motorcycles are placing themselves at a greater risk of injury or death in the event of an accident due to the lack of protection offered by the vehicle. The openness of the motorcycle appeals to the rider, but an enclosed passenger vehicle can be much safer if there is a crash. Reckless driving can contribute to a motorcycle crash; however, numerous other factors can also lead to a motorcycle accident. Design flaws of the motorcycle and dangerous roadways are also common causes of crashes involving motorcycles.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, is is important to contact the St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will provide you with a full investigation into the accident to properly determine the cause and party responsible. We will then fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages in order to hold the negligent party accountable. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth today for a free no-obligation consultation.