Fatal Crash in Clayton County Tragically Kills One
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Ajc.com writes that an early collision left one man dead in Clayton County. The victim was identified as a 27-year-old man. The incident occurred at the intersection of Garden Walk Boulevard and Riverdale Road.*
While the cause of the crash has not been released, at least one motorcycle appears to have been involved. Officials closed Garden Walk Boulevard in both directions because of the collision. One study recently found that Georgia is the eighteenth state in the country in terms of motorcycle accidents. In 2017, 139 motorcyclists were killed on Georgia roads.
The southeastern states, in general, have higher rates of motorcycle crashes. South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas are all high on the list as well. Some motorcyclists claim that a big part of the problem is drivers in four-wheeled vehicles, who do not pay attention to the road and end up creating risks for people on motorcycles.
Certainly, motorcycles are able to end up in blind spots of larger cars or to simply be overlooked by drivers. One of the most common reasons motorcycle wrecks occur are when cars making left turns and cut into motoryclists' path. Cars also frequently change lanes into motorcycles because the bikes fit into a blind spot. Rear-end crashes are another issue. These accidents are also caused by drivers failing to notice motorcycles. Sadly, crashes that might be minor for people in a car can be deadly to those on a motorcycle. Even a driver getting out of their car can open their door and cause a deadly crash for a motorcyclist. Wearing bright colors could help to make a motorcyclist more visible.
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