One person was killed in a Lumpkin County accident following a two-vehicle collision on Saturday, October 2nd. According to the Georgia State patrol, speed seemed to have played a role in the crash.
The state patrol said a Kennesaw man operated a 2004 Honda CBR northbound on State Route 11 near Desoto Falls. He then tried negotiating a curve with a group of motorcycle riders. The investigators said that the motorcyclist then lost control of the Honda, crossed the centerline, and overturned.
The crash placed the rider in the path of a Toyota Tacoma traveling in the southbound lane. The Toyota drove over the Honda’s top, consequently damaging the car. The GSP said that the collision separated the man from his bike, and he sustained fatal injuries.
The state patrol identified the victim as 25-year-old Parker Wolfgramm. The Toyota driver was uninjured, and a passenger in the vehicle had only minor injuries. No charges have been filed, and there’s no additional information about the Lumpkin County accident at the moment.
Auto-motorcycle accidents usually involve a motorcycle and a vehicle, be it a passenger car or a truck. When accidents of his nature happen, the motorcycle rider would likely suffer severe or fatal injuries. The preceding is because the motorcyclist has very little protection for when they hit the roadway.
Following an auto-motorcycle accident, the fault party compensates the surviving victim. In fatal accidents, the legal beneficiaries of the victim commence a wrongful death claim to claim compensation. However, for a wrongful death claim to succeed, the decedent must have had legal grounds to file a personal injury claim had they lived.
Getting compensation after a car accident is not always straightforward. That’s why accident victims need the expertise of Georgia car accident lawyers. Contact Calvin Smith Law today for more information.