Ex Georgia State Senator Killed in Motorcycle Accident – Other Driver at Fault
Just last month, former Georgia state senator Joey Brush was killed in a tragic accident while he was riding his motorcycle. The driver that struck Mr. Brush is alleged to be at fault for causing the accident, as she pulled out in front of Mr. Brush, and she is now facing charges. This accident was the first deadly motorcycle accident of 2015. While motorcycles have become safer over the years, tragic motorcycle accidents continue to occur for a variety of reasons, including driver error as in this particular situation.
Driver Error Causes Unnecessary Injuries and Potential Loss of Lives
Pulling out in front of a motorcycle or other vehicle is just one type of driver error that has resulted in preventable accidents. Other examples of driver error include, among others:
- Failing to signal when changing lanes;
- Running a red light;
- Failing to stop at a stop sign (or having a rolling stop);
- Inattention resulting in a rear-end collision; and
- Slamming on the brakes prematurely, causing the driver behind to collide with the car in front.
There are other examples of driver error that reveal themselves on a regular basis in Georgia as well as throughout the entire Southeast and United States. Driver error is a common cause of automobile accidents that have life-changing consequences. Most drivers do not intend to commit acts that result in injury or death to others, but intentional or not, individuals injured at the expense of driver error deserve to receive compensation for their suffering. Compensation cannot undo the injuries driver error has caused, but it can at least help injured victims and their loved ones overcome the devastating situation to eventually move forward.
Can Driver Error be Stopped?
Driver education courses have enabled many teenagers and young adults to learn to drive safely on our roadways. However, some courses may not go far enough in teaching students how to drive. Additionally, many adult drivers are able to get a driver's license without any formal coursework, which can be concerning for many people, and understandably so. Although most people are safe, law abiding drivers, both teenagers and adults alike continue to cause horrific and preventable accidents. Perhaps Georgia needs to make driver education stricter, as well as have more extensive testing when someone applies for a Georgia Driver's License.
Driver error is certainly not limited to teenagers and novice adult drivers. Any driver with any level of driving experience can make mistakes that result in an accident. As such, if you have been involved in a motorcycle or any other type of motor vehicle accident, your potential case should be thoroughly evaluated to determine what options you have for moving forward.
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