School Bus Hits, Kills Motorcyclist in Garden City, Georgia
GARDEN CITY, GA. – A school bus hit and killed a motorcyclist in Garden City, Georgia, according to an online news story published by wtoc.com. The motorcyclist’s family wants answers about how this happened and what the school district is going to do to prevent another tragedy like this from happening again.*
The accident reportedly occurred on February 1 in Garden City. Terry Williams (age not reported) was riding his motorcycle and was struck by a Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools bus at the intersection of Kessler Avenue and Highway 80. Emergency responders rushed Williams to a local hospital, but his injuries were too severe. Williams died at the hospital not long after the crash.
Authorities responding to the scene of the accident reportedly cited the school bus driver, who has not been identified, with failure to yield while making a left-hand turn. In the wake of Williams’s death, it is not clear whether the driver will be charged.
Williams’s relatives say he was a Marine Corps veteran and the foundation of their family. They are struggling to deal with their immense grief and want the school district to take responsibility for the incident.
“My daddy did not deserve to die like that,” said Shavika Williams, Terry Williams’s daughter. “I don’t even have enough tears to drop off my face to express how I feel about this. I can’t cry no more. I don’t want to cry no more. I just want my daddy back.”
The school system has released a public statement saying it offered its “deepest condolences to the family of the motorist who was involved in this tragic incident.” The statement also said the school bus driver is not operating buses at this time, and no further information can be shared while the investigation is pending.
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