Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

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The Supreme Court of the State of Washington recently made a ruling in a motorcycle accident case that could result in the county where the accident occurred being held legally accountable for the plaintiff’s injuries based upon overgrown bushes at an intersection where the accident took place. The plaintiff’s complaint, which had previously been dismissed at the trial level, alleged that the municipality failed to maintain the roadway in a reasonably safe condition to allow motorists stopped at the stop sign to see oncoming traffic and prevent an accident.

sri-lanka-road-1331287Based on the court’s recent ruling, the plaintiff may be entitled to receive damages from the government entities for the injuries he suffered when another motorist turned in front of him and collided with him at the intersection.

A Motorcyclist Is Hit and Seriously Injured After A Motorist Failed to See Him While Turning onto the Highway

The accident which injured the plaintiff in the case of Wuthrich v. King County occurred at the intersection of a smaller road and a highway in King County, Washington. Drivers on the smaller road were controlled by a stop sign, though motorists on the highway had the continuous right of way through the intersection. On June 20, 2008, the plaintiff, who was driving a motorcycle on the highway, was hit by another driver as that driver turned left onto the highway from the smaller road after stopping at the stop sign.

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Earlier this month, a 52-year-old Georgia man was tragically killed in an accident involving a Toyota Corolla in Nassau County. One local news report indicates that the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the accident around 4:30 p.m. on August 12.

motorcycle-02-1463299Evidently, the sedan was driving in the westbound lane when the driver attempted to make a left turn. Unfortunately, the driver did not notice the motorcyclist as he was traveling in the opposite direction. Neither party was able to stop in time, and the front of the motorcycle slammed into the front of the sedan.

The police reported that the motorcyclist was killed immediately following the accident. The driver of the sedan and his passenger did not suffer any injuries. As of the most recent reports, the police have not yet filed any charges against the driver, since they are still awaiting the results of the toxicology report.

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Late last week, a 22-year-old Loganville man was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. According to local news reports, Georgia State Police indicate that the accident occurred at around 8:26 p.m. on Bay Creek Church Road. Evidently, the 22-year-old man was proceeding on Bay Creek Church Road when an Escalade slammed into his motorcycle. Apparently, the Escalade was attempting to make a left onto Old Zion Road and ended up crashing head-on into the motorcyclist. Emergency Responders transported the motorcyclist to a local medical center. Unfortunately, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital. State Police are currently investigating the case, and charges are pending against the Escalade driver.

bikes-from-ace-cafe-london-2-232163-mGeorgia Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety releases motorcycle accident statistics every few years. The last report was conducted in 2012, and there were 134 accidents that resulted in a fatality during that year. Evidently, of those 134 accidents, about 125 of the individuals were helmeted. Moreover, about three of the individuals killed were under 20, 30 were between the ages of 20-29, 32 were between the ages of 30-39, and the remaining number were 40 or older. These numbers have gone down in recent years as more people are using helmets, but the statistics are still harrowing.

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