Many people know that motorcycle accidents often have tragic outcomes due to the limited protections that motorcyclists have. Similarly, truck accidents also have a reputation for devastating results. When a truck accident takes place that also involves a motorcyclist, there is a substantial chance that serious or fatal injuries will be a result.
An accident in Georgia recently had tragic results after a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer collided. Details on the incident were few, but it was reported that the situation took place on Interstate 285 in the southbound lanes. The accident, which took place at the beginning of rush hour, caused all southbound lanes to be shut down.
The motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries in the event. Information about the victim’s age or gender was not available at the time of the report. The tractor-trailer driver was apparently uninjured in the collision. Authorities are conducting an investigation, and, as of yet, no charges have been filed in connection with the fatal accident.
Though it may not be surprising that a Georgia truck accident involving a motorcycle resulted in a fatality, it is no less devastating. Emotional and financial struggles are likely to abound in the aftermath of the fatal incident, and the victim’s family may be left reeling as they work to come to terms with the situation. Family members of motorcyclists who are killed in truck accidents may find some relief in filing a wrongful death if they believe their loved one’s death was the result of another person’s negligence.
Source: 11alive.com, “1 dead in 285 wreck SB at Chamblee-Tucker, 3 lanes blocked“, Feb. 6, 2015