Georgia man killed by drunk driver in motorcycle accident

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, motorcyclists are out on the roads more when the weather is nice. But even though summer is slowly winding down in Georgia, motorcycle enthusiasts are still on the roads, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.
But drivers are not always aware of motorcyclists next to them on the road. This unawareness can result in motorcycle accidents, causing severe injuries and sometimes even death. When a crash is caused by a driver’s negligence, for example if the driver was intoxicated at the time, the aftermath can be devastating.
Just last weekend, a man was killed in Paulding County after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car. According to the Georgia State Patrol, the car’s driver failed to see the motorcycle and pulled out in front of the rider. It had been late at night when the collision occurred.
But police believe that the car driver had been drunk at that time. Apparently after the crash police found an open container in the vehicle. It is also likely that officers administered a breath test to check the driver’s blood-alcohol content level.
Though the driver has been charged with a number of crimes, including a DUI charge and vehicular homicide, the family of the man who was killed is still grappling with the loss of their loved one. They are likely questioning whether he would still be alive if the driver had not been intoxicated and was attentively watching the road before making his turn.
Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident can have a lasting effect. But families of an accident victim can seek compensation by filing a civil claim. This can help with expenses that can arise unexpectedly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *