Man Loses Control of Motorcycle, Collides With Hawks forward Paul Millsap Car


May 26, 2017

Hawks forward Paul Millsap recently was in an auto accident, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The accident occurred when a man on a motorcycle lost control of it and struck Millsap's car head-on. The rider got cited for failing to maintain a lane while Millsap did not. The bike began to burn after the wreck and firefighters extinguished it before clearing the wreckage from the road. The motorcycle rider was hurt in the crash and went to a hospital for treatment of the injuries to his legs, feet, and arm. Millsap did not get injured in the crash, but felt shaken after the experience.

Man Loses Control of Motorcycle, Collides With Car

Motorcycle accidents happen in many ways. Any rider can have an accident, but inexperienced riders are more likely to have a wreck than experienced riders are. Some of the things that increase motorcycle accident risk, in addition to the lack of experience, include alcohol use, aggressive driving, performing stunts, racing, and driving in wet weather. Motorcycle riders can learn safe driving skills to reduce their crash risk.

Safety Tips for Motorcycle Riders

One of the most critical things that a rider can do to stay safe on the road is to avoid combining alcohol and riding. Riding requires precision movements and quick responses, and even a small amount of alcohol can negatively impact your riding skills. Another thing that you can do to keep yourself safe on the road is to inspect your bike regularly to make sure that everything is in working order.

Wearing proper protective gear does not necessarily reduce crash risk, but it does reduce your risk of injury in a crash. The absolute most important piece of riding gear is a properly fitting DOT-approved helmet. Long pants, gloves, and a jacket made of durable material are essential for rider safety, even in hot weather. You can find motorcycle-specific gear that is designed to keep you cool and comfortable while offering the necessary protection. Protect your feet with rubber-soled boots that have a good tread.

Riding at a safe distance from other vehicles helps other drivers see you. It also helps you have the time and space that you need to respond to the movements of other vehicles. Give yourself at least one second per ten miles per hour of your speed to reach the place where the other vehicle just passed.

Riding season is also road construction season, so riders must watch out for work zones. Work zones contain hazards that are particularly dangerous for motorcycle riders. When you're riding in a construction zone, watch out for grooved pavement, uneven pavement, loose rocks, exposed manhole covers, and large puddles. Also, maintain an awareness of the cars around you and especially in front of you because traffic in work zones might stop or start suddenly.

Contact an Atlanta Area Attorney Today to Schedule a Consultation

If you or someone you love have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you might not know what to do next. You can learn about what rights you have and what next steps you can take by speaking with a knowledgeable and experienced Atlanta auto accident lawyer at Montlick & Associates.

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