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Woman Facing Charges Following Tragic Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

March 29, 2020

HALL COUNTY, GA- writes that a woman is now facing charges for a crash that killed a motorcyclist this week in Hall County. The driver was identified as a 66-year-old woman from Illinois. Police charged the driver with vehicular homicide in the second-degree, which is classified under Georgia law as a misdemeanor.*

The victim was identified as a 57-year-old man from Hoschton.The crash occurred when the woman was traveling on GA 60/Candler Road and was turning left onto the entrance ramp for Interstate 985 north. The motorcyclist was heading straight through the intersection on a Harley Davidson Streetglide, and the driver traveled into his path, causing the deadly wreck. 

Responders transported the man to a nearby hospital, but he died a short while later. After officers obtained warrants for the woman for failing to yield and vehicular homicide, when turned herself into the authorities. The woman’s attorney stated that she is saddened by the loss and for the victim’s family. The woman remained at the scene, and according to reports, prayed over the victim while emergency responders were attempting to help him. 

Sadly, when it comes to riding a motorcycle, other drivers often put motorcyclists at risk through irresponsible or inattentive driving. Left turning cars are possibly the deadliest of all scenarios for motorcycles. Advice to motorcyclists includes staying alert and covering their brakes while approaching an intersection with a car waiting to turn left. Drivers frequently turn into the path of oncoming motorcycles. In order to better predict if a car is about to move, look at the wheels as they will provide the earliest indication. 

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