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Atlanta Area Single Vehicle Tragedies

Road Departure Motorcycle Crash
Earlier this week, the Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog posted readers on the important new studies being done at Virginia Tech regarding various aspects of what are called road departure crashes. These are crashes in which a motorcyclist or motorist veers off the road and is seriously injured or killed. Very little is actually known about why these accidents happen and the studies should provide some answers.

Tragically, this week an Atlanta-area motorcyclist was killed in a road departure crash while coming out of a curve in unincorporated Auburn. No other vehicle was involved in the crash, which is the case with road departure crashes.

The Gwinnett police have told the Atlanta-Constitution Journal that although they are investigating this crash, they do not believe that either speed or alcohol were factors in the accident. The young man was only 24-years old and he passed away after being taken to Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville.

Our hearts go out to the family of this young man. This is precisely the type of accident that is being studied at Virginia Tech and it our hope that one day there will be better answers for motorcycle enthusiasts about how and why road departures occur and how to best avoid them.

All Terrain Vehicle Move Ends in Tragic Accident

In another terrible tragedy, we have learned that earlier this month, a Cornelia Municipal Court judge was killed while moving his all-terrain vehicle. This occurred while he was simply backing the ATV up to move it and the vehicle accelerated suddenly with no warning and for no apparent reason.

We are saddened to learn of this accident and express our deepest sorrow to the family. The cause of the accident is not yet known.

We do know that the judge was apparently thrown from the ATV and when it hit an embankment, he was trapped under the vehicle after it fell on top of him. A neighbor came to his assistance and was able to pull the ATV off of him, but he was pronounced dead at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville after he was transported there.

It is not known why the ATV vehicle accelerated so suddenly. Perhaps the investigation will discover that there was a defective accelerator system or perhaps there was a problem with this particular vehicle only. However, whenever a vehicle or other machinery operates improperly, inherent defects must be ruled out and consumers should question whether the product was in fact designed in a defective manner, or has been recalled due to defects.

To fully investigate the reason for any accident, it is important to contact a highly-skilled Atlanta area serious injury and wrongful death lawyer. The Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle, P.C. has the background and experience to help victims of serious injury and families who have lost a loved one due to an accident. Contact our Atlanta-metro law offices today for a free consultation with us.

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