A fatal truck-motorcycle accident in Burke County has led to a Georgia State Patrol investigation. The accident in Burke County occurred on Monday, June 28th. According to a news report, the incident happened as a truck attempted to cross Georgia Hwy 305.
The report disclosed that the Burke County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Burke County EMA arrived at the intersection of Georgia 305 and Bark Camp Church Rd. after they received reports of an accident involving a truck and a motorcycle. The initial investigation showed the pickup truck entered the roadway and tried to cross over Georgia 305 from Bark Camp Church Rd.
The motorcycle then collided with the side of the truck. The motorcycle rider, 47-year-old Logan Kicklighter, sustained severe injuries, and medics conveyed him to Burke Medical Center. He later succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.
The report also disclosed that a day earlier, a two-vehicle collision claimed two lives. The accident happened on Sunday, June 27th, in the 1000 block of Georgia Highway 56 North. The preliminary investigation showed one of the two involved vehicles crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle head-on.
Both drivers, identified as Jamie Alvarado, 43, of Pahokee, Florida, and 61-year-old Bruce Stykemain of Davisboro, Georgia, passed away from their wounds at the crash scene. There is no additional information on both accidents at this time. The investigation is ongoing.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death of U.S. citizens. It happens when motorists least expect it and result in minor, severe, or fatal injuries. In Georgia, the law allows an accident victim to get compensation from the at-fault driver. This compensation covers their medical treatment, cost of vehicle repairs, etc.
To learn more about the liability of at-fault drivers and victims’ rights, contact our Georgia auto accident attorneys.