An auto-motorcycle crash in Savannah on Abercorn Street at Middleground Road claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The accident happened on Monday morning, May 31st. The Savannah Police Department is investigating the crash and has not released a cause.
In a press release, the SPD stated that officers responded to the crash site at about 6:45 a.m. after reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and an Acura TSX. According to the preliminary investigation, Kenyana Mann was eastbound on Abercorn Street in the Acura.
The police said that the driver attempted to turn left onto Middleground Road and struck the motorcycle, leading to the crash in Savannah. The two-wheeled drive was in the westbound lane of the roadway. The impact ejected the motorcyclist, Obrian Graham, onto the street.
The release stated that medics took both drivers to the hospital for treatment, but Graham succumbed to his injuries. There is no additional information.
Auto-motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in Georgia. When the two vehicles collide, the motorcycle rider is more at risk for injuries due to the open design of the two-wheeled drive. Common injuries sustained are broken bones, fractures, road rash, and cuts and lacerations.
The motorcycle rider could suffer more catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or internal bleeding. If the motorcycle rider was not at fault for the accident, they are entitled to monetary compensation. This is because Georgia is an at-fault state, meaning that the fault driver can get a settlement from the fault party.
The compensation covers medical treatment bills and property damage, including vehicle repairs. The victim would also get compensated for emotional injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.
Find out more about a victim’s entitlements by speaking with our Georgia car accident lawyers.