Motorcyclist Killed in Tragic Crash on Interstate 20 in Atlanta, Georgia (GA)
ATLANTA, GA- Ajc.com writes that a motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Interstate 20 this week. The incident occurred overnight when the motorcyclist collided with the back of an SUV.*
Reports indicate that the vehicles were in the eastbound lanes close to Hamilton E. Holmes Drive when the crash happened. Police suspect that speed was a contributing factor in the incident. The driver in the SUV stated that they had just entered the interstate when the motorcycle approached and struck the back of the larger vehicle. The motorcyclist was ejected in the impact. Responders rushed the victim to the Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was declared dead a short while later. The driver stayed at the site of the crash and was cooperating with the police. Charges have not yet been filed in relation to the collision. The authorities have not released the name of the victim at this time.
Motorcycle collisions are common, largely because these motorists face many risks that others on the road do not. One issue that makes motorcycles more dangerous is the fact that drivers often fail to notice these smaller vehicles on the road. It is vital that motorists use caution and remember to share the roadway with other smaller vehicles.
Motorcyclists can increase their own safety by wearing bright clothing or reflective gear. Dressing in colorful clothes decreases the risk of a driver overlooking the motorcyclist. Just being seen can be life-saving for people riding motorcycles. In 2018, the number of people killed in motorcycle crashes declined five percent, and yet, 4,985 people still died in these wrecks.
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