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Driver Charged With Manslaughter Following Tragic, Deadly Motorcycle Accident in Young Harris, Georgia

October 09, 2019

YOUNG HARRIS, GA – According to an online news report at, a motorcycle accident resulted in the tragic death of a 54-year-old man late last week.*

According to a preliminary report, the man was headed north on State Highway 17 close to the Georgia-North Carolina border when an automobile that was turning off of Woods Grove Road slammed into the motorcyclist.  The driver is a senior female who was operating a Honda Civic at the time of the cash.  Her identity has not been released by officials.  She is facing charges of failure to yield while making a left turn as well as second-degree involuntary manslaughter.  

The accident remains under investigation by the local police.  There are no further details on the accident at this time. 

Left-turn crashes are one of the most common types of motorcycle accidents.  These accidents happen when the operator of a vehicle pulls out in front of a motorcycle while attempting to turn left.  The results of a left-turn accident can be deadly.  

The majority of left-turn accidents occur when a truck or passenger vehicle makes a left turn and doesn’t see the motorcyclist in its path.  In essence, these drivers misjudge how close the motorcyclist is to them.  In many left-turn accidents, the driver may not be paying attention to the road in front of them as he or she is more focused on the direction of their turn.  Some drivers may also not know how to account for the small size of a motorcycle or may not see the motorcyclist at all.

There are several steps a driver can take when trying to make a left-hand turn.  These are as follows:

  • Always ride in the far left lane when attempting to turn left at an intersection.
  • Make sure to yield to the right of way of vehicles that approach the intersection in the opposite direction.
  • Yield to automobiles that approach the intersection on the left.

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