Driver Facing Charges After Deadly Motorcycle Wreck in Gwinnett County, Georgia (GA)
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA- Gwinnettdailypost.com writes that a woman is now facing charges in connection to a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Gwinnett County. The incident occurred at the intersection of Russell Road and Collins Hill Road in the early evening.*
Reports indicate that the 49-year-old victim was thrown from his motorcycle when it collided with a Honda Accord. The sedan was reportedly turning left at the intersection and cut into the path of the motorcycle. Responders transported the victim to the hospital, but he died a short while after the crash. Two people were in the Honda, and neither suffered injuries in the collision. The Honda had a green light when the driver began to turn. The woman operating the vehicle was identified as a twenty-year-old resident of Lawrenceville. Following the early investigation, police charged the woman for failing to yield while turning left, and for second-degree vehicular homicide. The young woman is reportedly cooperating with the police and is arranging to turn herself in.
Motorcycles carry inherent risks, but there are ways to make riding safer. One of the greatest dangers on the roadway is being overlooked by a driver in a larger vehicle. This often occurs when a motorist is making a left turn and does not see a motorcycle that is about to travel straight through the intersection. Some motorcycle safety advocates say that this is the most common type of motorcycle crash. Motorcyclists who know that this situation presents risks can keep a lookout for the signs that a driver is about to turn in front of them by watching the wheels of any cars in the turn lane. The wheels will be the first indication that the car is about to turn. If a motorcyclist sees this is about to happen, the best move is to slow down as much as possible.
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