Tragic Crash Between Four-Wheeler and Motorcycle Kills One in Georgia
GEORGIA- Jdledger.com writes that a crash occurred in Georgia this week that left one man dead. The incident occurred when a 37-year-old man on a Yamaha 4-wheeler entered the path of a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle that was traveling east on Danny Street.*
The motorcycle collided with the right side of the 4-wheeler leading to a devastating wreck. Reports indicate that the man on the 4-wheeler was the motorcyclist’s uncle. The uncle had reportedly stopped at the intersection to speak to his brother, the motorcyclist’s father. A parked car in the road prevented the uncle from being able to see the oncoming motorcycle.
When police officers arrived on the scene, there were many people gathered around, causing interference with the evidence. The motorcycle and 4-wheeler had both been removed from the site prior to responders arriving at the scene. While the motorcycle was later located, the 4-wheeler was not found.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety writes that the risk of death is higher on a motorcycle than it is for people traveling in cars. In fact, the chance of dying is 27 times as high for motorcyclists as it is for occupants of passenger vehicles. In 2018, 4,985 people died in motorcycle wrecks nationally, which amounts to fourteen percent of all motor vehicle deaths involved motorcycles. Helmets can reduce the risk of death by about 37 percent, and lower the chance of traumatic brain injury by 67 percent. The IIHS also writes that all-terrain vehicles are not meant to be used on highways. Despite the fact that these vehicles should be driven on pavement, there are about 300 fatal ATV crashes every year on public roads in the United States.
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