It is critical that drivers remain aware of other motorists when traveling behind the wheel. This can be especially important when a motorcyclist is present on the road. Those who drive motorcycles have an increased risk of injury when involved in an accident. Due to increased exposure in a collision, a fatal accident is not uncommon when a motorcyclist collides with another type of vehicle. Unfortunately, this is what happened in a recent crash between a motorcycle and a passenger car in Georgia.

The Georgia State Patrol was called to the scene of the accident at about 3 p.m. one afternoon in early October. The 54-year-old motorcycle operator was critically injured as a result of the crash with the passenger car. The motorcyclist was transported via helicopter to a nearby medical facility; however, medical personnel were unable to save him.

The crash led emergency crews to shut down both lanes of the road while the motorcyclist was being tended to by responders. The authorities have not released any conclusions regarding what may have been the cause of the accident. The incident is still under investigation to uncover any evidence or witnesses that could shed light on exactly what had happened. Anybody who may have information regarding the crash should immediately contact authorities.

Although no lawsuits have been filed as a result of the fatal accident, this could be a possibility later on down the line. Sometimes, surviving family members of accident victims decide to sue for wrongful death. This could lead to monetary reimbursement for a family’s loss. However, it is typically up to a Georgia judge or jury to determine who should be held legally liable for damages.

Source: Loganville-Grayson, GA Patch, “Monroe Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident Saturday,” Oct. 6, 2012