Two People Injured after a Motorcycle Accident in Lagrange, Georgia
LAGRANGE, GA – According to an online news report at wtvm.com, law enforcement is conducting an investigation of a motorcycle accident that left two people injured.*
Over the weekend, officers from the LaGrange Police Department were dispatched to the 100 block of Alton Drive in response to a subject who appeared to be injured and knocking on the door of the residence.
Upon the officers’ arrival, they saw that a black motorcycle had hit into another vehicle in the driveway of the Alton Drive residence.
Police state that the accident appeared to have happened after a motorcyclist did not stay in his lane, exited the roadway, and hit into a parked automobile.
The driver of the motorcycle and his female passenger were ejected from the vehicle and sustained numerous injuries. They were airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. The status of their conditions is not known at this time.
The accident remains under investigation at this time. There are no further details on the accident. If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706 812-1000.
There are many ways in which a motorcyclist can avoid motorcycle accidents. These are as follows:
- Wear protective gear. Wear long pants and sleeves made of leather or another thick fabric. In addition, it is important that you wear gloves, eye protection and boots that cover your ankles.
- Be as visible as possible. Wear bright colors and add reflective elements to your motorcycle and your clothing. Regardless of whether it is day or night, use your headlight. Also be sure to ride in a lane where you are most visible to other drivers.
- Wear a helmet. Wear a full-faced Department of Transportation-approved helmet when biking. Pick a helmet that is bright colored for maximum visibility. If you fail to wear a helmet, you are more likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury following a crash.
- Do not drink while driving or speed. Over 40% of motorcyclists who perish in single-vehicle accidents are impaired by alcohol or drugs. Speed is also a factor in these types of accident. So, drive sober and do not speed so you can arrive safely at your destination.
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