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Motorcyclist Dies Following Accident Involving a Passenger Vehicle in Macon, Georgia

August 21, 2019

MACON, GA – According to an online news article published by, a man sustained fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident involving a passenger vehicle attempting to make a left turn.*

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 46-year-old man was killed in an evening accident involving a passenger vehicle.  

The accident happened on Mercer University Drive when a 68-year-old man traveling westbound in a Lexus RX350 attempted to turn left into the Macon Mall.  As the man was turning left, he collided with the 46-year-old motorcyclist who was traveling eastbound on Mercer University Drive.

Following the accident, the motorcyclist was in critical condition and transported to a local hospital, where he passed away a few hours later.  The 68-year-old driver was in stable condition following the accident.

Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents – When Drivers May Not See a Motorcyclist

A substantial number of motorcycle accidents that happen each year involve a vehicle that is turning left, and such accidents are certainly not limited to motorcycles. However, when left-hand turn accidents involving motorcycles happen, a driver typically does not see or recognize a motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction.

When vehicles are turning left at intersections with traffic lights, and especially when there is a left-turn signal, accidents involving oncoming motorcycles are less likely to happen. However, if an intersection does not have a dedicated left-turn signal or does not have a traffic light at all, there is a greater risk that an accident may happen involving a vehicle turning left and an oncoming motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction.

Because a left-turn accident involving a vehicle and an oncoming motorcycle results in a head-on collision, the consequences for the motorcyclist are often catastrophic and sometimes fatal.  A motorcyclist who survives a head-on collision with a vehicle making a left turn may have permanent injuries that are life-altering.

Given the severe nature of motorcycle accidents involving a vehicle attempting to turn left, all motorists should be extra cautious when making left turns, and ensure to look out for smaller vehicles, such as motorcycles and bicycles, that may be difficult to see when traveling from the opposite direction. 

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