A male motorcycle rider died in a traffic collision in Fulton County after failing to pull over when a trooper asked him to. The fatal accident occurred on Tuesday morning, June 1st. The Georgia State Patrol said the victim collided with a vehicle while fleeing at high speed.
The accident occurred on Mount Para Road near Interstate 75 at 7:15 a.m. According to the GSP, a trooper saw a Honda 600 motorcycle traveling southbound on the highway. When the trooper attempted to pull the motorcycle rider over at Mount Paran Road in Fulton County, he sped off.
When the trooper got to the traffic collision in Fulton County, they found that the motorcycle rider crashed into a Toyota Scion, stopped at the traffic light at Interstate 75 North off-ramp. The preliminary investigation revealed that the motorcyclist was unable to clear the ramp because of speed as they attempted to re-enter the highway.
The motorcycle rider died from the injuries sustained in the accident. The driver of the Scion suffered minor injuries from the airbag. The crash is under investigation.
Speed is one of the leading causes of traffic accidents in Georgia and the United States. When motorcycle riders or motor vehicle drivers speed, they have less time to react in the event of an accident. This slow reaction means they cannot stop in time to avoid a collision.
Also, speed causes high-impact collisions, leaving those involved with catastrophic or permanent injuries. For auto-motorcycle collisions, the motorcyclist is more at risk as they have no protection. In contrast, a car occupant has protection from the impact.
If the fault is on the part of the driver, the motorcycle rider can get compensation. Find out more about the liability of an at-fault driver from our Georgia auto accident attorneys.