In some highway accidents, even the police are drawn into the physical trauma created by a reckless driver. A north Georgia accident just recently resulted in the death of one man, personal injury for another and a trip to the emergency room for a state trooper. The dead man, a 33-year-old from Dahlonega was driving a 1998 BMW, when he crossed the center line of Highway 9 and went into the path of a pickup truck driven by a 34-year-old Dahlonega man.
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.
Tractor-trailers can be dangerous to other vehicles traveling on the road. Due to this type of vehicle's size, it has more potential than other types of vehicles to cause greater damage in an accident. This puts many drivers at risk of injury or even death in the event of a tractor-trailer accident. This was what happened in a recent truck accident on Georgia state highway that left one person dead.
Others drivers are among the most dangerous hazards present on American roadways No matter how carefully an individual drives, nor how conscientious he or she is about following traffic rules and signals, the actions of other drivers are a common cause of crashes. Driver negligence, incompetence or recklessness can lead to serious injury, or even death in the case of a fatal accident. This may have been the case in a recent Georgia accident in which one driver was killed following a collision with another vehicle.
Although driving on the road always involves some inherent risk, there is even more risk when driving a motorcycle. This is the case because, unlike other types of vehicles, motorcycles do not have protective barriers shielding the driver from obstacles, vehicles and other objects which could potentially cause injury. Therefore, there is an increased risk of injury resulting from a motorcycle accident compared to other types of vehicle accidents. These factors came into play when one Georgia man lost his life and several other people were injured in a recent five-vehicle accident.
It is important that drivers take the proper precautions to avoid a car crash. This is understandably critical, since a car accident can cause serious injury or even death. Potentially, car crashes are even more dangerous when there are multiple vehicles involved. This was the case in a fatal vehicle crash in Georgia which involved four cars that ended up killing one person.
The road can be a dangerous place. Even the most careful of drivers who follow all the rules can wind up in a car accident. A 20-year-old Georgia man recently found this out the hard way when he was hit by another motorist. He was killed, along with his passenger, in the fatal accident which occurred earlier this month near Athens.
Georgia residents know that accidents happen, but everyone hopes it will never happen to them or anyone they know. No one wants to get that phone call from a hospital or law enforcement official that a loved one has been involved in an accident. As your stomach moves up into your throat and you run out the door to the hospital, you can only hope that it wasn't a fatal accident. Too many people have had to take that phone call.
Riding a motorcycle on the highway raises a whole set of concerns that don't exist for drivers in cars or trucks. Other vehicles have obviously physical barriers which enclose the drivers and passengers, offering them protection. When a motorcycle crash occurs, the rider is more exposed to more hazards, such as other vehicles as well as guardrails, sign posts and more. This makes motorcyclists more susceptible to serious injury or even death when involved in an accident. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a 33-year-old motorcyclist late last month in Georgia.