Motorcyclist Tragically Dies after being Struck by a Sports Utility Vehicle in Gwinnett
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at ajc.com, a motorcyclist tragically dies in a crash that occurred earlier this week. The accident involving a motorcycle and a sports utility vehicle occurred at a Gwinnett County intersection.*
A 24-year-old man riding a 2008 Honda CBR 600 was heading east on Georgia Highway 120 while the driver of the Kia Sportage was heading west. The driver of the Kia Sportage was at the intersection located on Lakes Parkway and was attempting to make a left turn. She indicated to police that there was a flare and couldn’t see any cars coming in her path. The police report stated that the woman was turning left and struck the motorcycle that was in front of her. When her SUV hit the motorcycle, the biker was thrown from his bike, per the incident report.
“Alcohol impairment does not appear to be a factor in this collision,” a Gwinnett police spokeswoman noted in a press release. “The case is still under investigation, and charges could come at a later time.”
In Georgia, it is the perfect time of year, given the warm temperatures and sunny days, to ride a motorcycle. However, it can be dangerous, leading to serious injuries and sometimes death. There are steps a motorcyclist can take to avoid being involved in a deadly car accident, which include:
- Wear a helmet
- Wear protective clothing such as leather to protect you from the elements and if you fall from your bike
- Wear brightly colored clothing so drivers can see you
- Approach intersections with extreme caution
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