Georgia State Police are frequently called to the scene of serious traffic collisions that could be prevented. In spite of the numerous public service campaigns conducted every year to alert motorists to be aware of the presence of motorcycles, there are countless riders who are seriously injured or killed in these collisions. One recent motorcycle accident resulted in fatal injuries for the motorcyclist.
According to the initial accident report, the motorcyclist was traveling north along a local route and approaching an intersection with another highway at around 6:30 a.m. A passenger vehicle was approaching from the north and was preparing to execute a lefthand turn onto the adjacent roadway. Unfortunately, the female motorist failed to surrender the right-of-way to the approaching motorcycle.