Tragic Motorcycle Crash Kills Young Couple in Paulding County, Georgia (GA)
PAULDING COUNTY, GA- Patch.com writes that a tragic crash close to Union Community killed a young couple. The victims, a 32-year-old man, and a 31-year-old woman were riding a Harley-Davidson when they were struck by a car. The other vehicle reportedly rear-ended the motorcycle causing the bike to enter oncoming traffic.*
The Georgia State Patrol believes that the couple had been stopped at the intersection with Harmony Road and was waiting for an opportunity to make a left turn. A woman traveling southbound struck the motorcycle causing it to enter northbound traffic where a Honda Shadow motorcycle struck then collided with the motorcyclists. The crash is still under investigation, and police have yet to file charges. A GoFundMe page is being used to help support the couple’s two children.
Georgia ranks eighteenth in the nation when it comes to deadly motorcycle collisions. The southeastern United States tends to have higher numbers of these crashes. Other states that are high on the list include Alabama, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Texas.
According to many, the problem is often that drivers are not looking out for smaller motorcycles on the road. When a driver fails to notice a motorcycle, the consequences can be tragic.
Motorcycles come with risks, and some bikers state that the question is not whether a person will be involved in a crash, but when.
In 2018, the number of motorcycle fatalities declined by five percent. Still. These crashes killed 4,985 people that year, and motorcyclists still account for a disproportionately high number of those killed in overall traffic accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that the risk of being killed in a crash is 28 times higher for people on a motorcycle than it is for people in a car.
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