Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Savannah Collision
SAVANNAH, GA. – September 13, 2018 (savannahnow.com) According to an online news report from savannahnow.com, a motorcyclist was seriously injured September 13 after being involved in a vehicle collision in Savannah, Georgia.*
At approximately 2 p.m. on September 13, a 41-year-old man from Pooler, Georgia, was riding a motorcycle westbound on West Victory Drive in Savannah. At the intersection with Burroughs Street, a 26-year-old woman in front of him slowed her Nissan Altima to make a U-turn on the roadway. The motorcyclist was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision, and the two crashed.
The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center for treatment. His current medical condition is not known. It does not appear the driver of the Nissan was injured. Neither person has been identified at this time. The Savannah Police Department is investigating and has not yet released additional information.
Savannah is located in Chatham County on the eastern border of the state of Georgia. Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows the county sees a large number of traffic accidents each year, and its accident rate is rising rapidly.
In 2012, a total of 5,659 traffic accidents occurred in Chatham County, resulting in 1,388 injuries and 20 deaths. These numbers rose dramatically over five years, jumping to 15,806 vehicle accidents in the county in 2016, resulting in 3,760 injuries and 43 deaths. The highest number of vehicle crash deaths in the county during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016 occurred in 2015. A total of 54 people died in vehicle accidents in Chatham County that year. Almost half of the fatality accidents that year involved speeding or alcohol, and seven involved motorcyclists.
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