Canton Cyclist Loses His Life After Milton Accident – Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

August 27, 2015

Many Georgia motorists and bicyclists have learned to share the road with one another, providing sufficient room for both types of vehicles to travel on the same roadways. However, there are still situations where some motorists fail to provide bicyclists with sufficient room to travel, or fail to even see bicyclists at all while not paying full attention to those sharing the roadway. A recent Milton accident tragically left one bicyclist dead and another injured after a pickup truck collided with them and three other bicyclists traveling in the opposite direction, according to a news report. As the pickup truck attempted to pass a car directly in front of it, it struck the five bicyclists head-on due to the fact that there was insufficient room for the truck to pass the vehicle in front without hitting the cyclists.

The driver of the pickup truck was charged with reckless driving and also faces vehicular homicide charges. This unnecessary accident reminds us that drivers need to keep an eye out for bicyclists on the roadways, taking measures to avoid colliding them at all costs. The driver responsible for causing this bicycle accident was driving in a manner that put himself, the driver of the vehicle in front of him, and the bicyclists at risk for serious injury or death. The result was catastrophic.

Have You Been Involved in a Georgia Bicycle Accident?

Surviving a bicycle accident without any serious injuries may be seen as a miracle to some, as many other bicyclists are either killed or suffer permanent debilitating injuries. Injured individuals suffer a variety of injuries that range from minor to severe, including, but certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Minor cuts, scrapes and bruises;
  • Broken or fractured bones;
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs);
  • Partial or complete paralysis;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Amputations;
  • Damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments (as well as other soft tissue injuries);
  • Internal injuries such as damage to organs and/or internal bleeding;
  • Injuries that require immediate surgery, and potentially multiple future surgeries;
  • Being in a vegetative or comatose state; and
  • Death.

All bicycle accidents are unique in how they are caused, as well as what person or party is to blame for causing the accident. There are, of course, situations where a bicyclist can be partially or completely at fault for causing an accident, but there are many other situations where the bicyclist did nothing wrong. To determine whether or not the injuries you suffered in a bicycle accident are the result of another person's conduct, the accident should be discussed with a legal professional who devotes his or her practice to helping injured victims and their loved ones obtain compensation for their pain suffering.

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If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of another's negligent driving, it is important that you consider speaking with a Personal Injury Attorney who can examine the facts and circumstances of your case as well as take the necessary steps to protect your rights. Montlick & Associates handles personal injury cases of all sizes, ranging from a few thousand dollars in value to millions of dollars. Please visit our website and our Client Results and Client Reviews pages for additional information about our firm.

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