Former Georgia State Senator Joey Brush was recently in a fatal accident. Brush was reportedly riding his motorcycle to a meeting near his home when the accident happened. This was the first fatal motorcycle accident in the area this year.
Motorcycles have as much right to Georgia roads as any other vehicles. Cars, larger passenger vehicles and semi-trucks must keep a vigilant look out for smaller vehicles like bicycles and motorcycles. A motorcycle accident can easily happen when people over look these smaller vehicles or claim that they never saw them in the first place.
The basic rules of the road apply to all who are on streets and highways. This applies equally to tractor-trailers, SUVs, cars, motorcycles and even bicycles. As most Georgia motorists know, it is important to watch out for those smaller vehicles. A driver may not have been paying adequate attention to one of those smaller vehicles when a recent motorcycle accident occurred.
Motorcycle accidents can have the most unpredictable results due to the fact that the driver and passenger are not tied to the vehicle. Dangerous ejections occur quite frequently. On Saturday morning, Aug. 21 at about 1:30 a.m., a man was operating a motorcycle on Georgia 400 near Holcomb Bridge Road. He apparently left his lane and caused a motorcycle crash with a median wall. In a tragic occurrence, his 28-year-old sister -- a resident of Alpharetta -- was ejected from the bike and run over by an SUV.
Both decedents are from Hephzibah. A second pedestrian suffered serious injury in the form of a broken right leg and a laceration to his left leg. He was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment and remained hospitalized. It's unknown at this time what caused the motorcycle to lose control.