Woman Dies in Northwest Georgia Motorcycle Crash
A woman in the northwest Georgia community of Silver Creek died from injuries she sustained when she lost control of the motorcycle she was riding.
According to the county coroner, the 30-year-old woman was thrown from her Kawasaki Ninja bike, and it was not yet clear what caused her to lose control. Law enforcement authorities do not believe speed was a factor, as there was little damage to the motorcycle. The woman’s injuries included severe brain trauma.
Two of the most common factors in motorcycle accidents are collisions between bikes and other objects and hazards in the roadway, such as loose gravel, slippery pavement, debris and potholes. In fact, about 25 percent of all motorcycle accident deaths are due to a bike crashing into a fixed object.
Sport motorcycles, like the one the woman in this recent accident was riding, are involved in a disproportionately high number of crashes. These bikes tend to have a low power-to-weight balance, making it easier for riders to lose control — especially when traveling at high speeds. Most sport bike riders are under the age of 34, according to a recent study.
Regardless of the type of bike they are riding, it’s important for motorcyclists to exercise caution before heading out on Georgia’s roads and highways. They should always wear helmets and protective gear, and should try to wear clothing that is reflective and easy for other drivers to see.
To learn more about your legal options if you or a loved one have been involved in a serious Georgia motorcycle accident, contact a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer with McMenamy Law LLC.