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Multiple Vehicle Wreck Kills One in Macon, Georgia


January 31, 2020

MACON, GA- Wgxa.tv writes that a motorcyclist died in a multiple-vehicle crash in Macon. The 57-year-old victim was riding a Harley Davidson bike at the time of the wreck. The incident took place on Riverside Drive in the early morning.*

Reports did not include information regarding the cause of the crash, or the other vehicle involved in the incident. A short while after the fatal motorcycle crash, a secondary collision took place between a Georgia Department of Corrections van and a car. Images from the scene show a black sedan with severe front-end damage behind a white van. 

Motorcycle crashes are more likely to be deadly than collisions involving other types of vehicles. Motorcycles provide little protection for riders, and drivers frequently fail to see motorcycles on the road. More than 40 percent of collisions involving motorcycles are the result of a driver failing to see a motorcyclist. Bright clothing or reflective gear may help prevent bikers from being overlooked by people operating larger vehicles. Drivers need to be aware of motorcyclists and must share the road with all users of the roadway. 

The risk of death for people on motorcycles is about 28 times as high as the risk to people who are occupants in passenger cars. In 2018, 4,985 people died while riding motorcycles in the United States. 

Helmets are one of the ways motorcyclists can help reduce their risk of dying in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 71 percent of motorcyclists were using the Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmets as of 2018. Approved helmets are marked with a symbol indicating that they meet the safety standards set by the DOT. 

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Sources:https://wgxa.tv/news/local/one-dead-in-accident-on-riverside-drive and https://one.nhtsa.gov/links/GetUpToSpeed/index.html and https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycle-safety

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