An 18-year-old teenager passed away following an auto-motorcycle accident in Marietta. The crash happened on the night of Sunday, August 1st. Excess speed appeared to have played a role in the occurrence.
According to a news report, the accident in Marietta occurred on Atlanta Road, just over a mile north of Campbell High School. The preliminary investigation conducted by the Cobb Police revealed that the victim, Ivan Gonzalez, drove a blue 2016 Yamaha YZFR6 motorcycle south on Atlanta Road at about 10:15 p.m.
The motorcyclist drove in speed excess of the posted 45 mph limit. A silver 2021 Toyota Corolla turned left from a driveway on Atlanta Road near Ledford Street, heading north. Cobb Police Officer Shenise Barner said the Toyota entered the path of the Yamaha, and the two collided. The collision caused the car to leave the road and overturn with the motorcycle attached to its side.
Gonzalez died at the crash site, while the Toyota driver, 25-year-old Yahuda Ysreal of Norcross, survived with injuries that were not life-threatening. Medics transported him to Wellstone Kennestone Hospital for treatment. The crash is under investigation, and anyone with information should contact the police on 770-499-3987.
Auto-motorcycle accidents are one of the common types of traffic collisions. Unfortunately, accidents of this nature are pretty dangerous for motorcycle riders as they have little or no protection when they collide with cars. Thus, motorcycle riders are prone to catastrophic injuries or fatal injuries.
A motorcyclist who survives an accident that’s not their fault can file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver for compensation. If they die, their legal representative can commence a wrongful death lawsuit.
Learn more about the compensation available to crash victims and legal beneficiaries from our Georgia car accident lawyers.