Motorcycles can be an exhilarating way to get around and are becoming more common on the roadways due to the warmer weather of summer. While fun, motorcycles present two distinct safety challenges to even the safest drivers. One of those is that motorcycles are far less crashworthy than passenger vehicles. The second is that they are also less visible to other motorists on the roadway.
In 2017, there were 5,172 people killed in motorcycle crashes according to the NHTSA. This made motorcyclists 27 more times likely to die in an accident per mile traveled than those in passenger vehicles. Of those involved in motorcycle crashes, the NHTSA estimates that helmets saved the lives of 1,872 people.
13 WRMAZ reports that a woman has been killed in a motorcycle crash following a high-speed chase on I-75 near Forsyth.
The crash occurred on Saturday late at night in Monroe County.
The Georgia State Patrol reported that four motorcycles were observed going over 100 m.p.h. Officers attempted to stop all four motorcycles. Two pulled over for police, but two others sped away.
The trooper could only keep one of the motorcyclists in sight and was assisted by another trooper who had been heading north on I-75.
As the chase proceeded, the motorcyclist was hit by another vehicle, then veered into another car at a curve in the road.
Both occupants were ejected from the motorcycle. The passenger, who was not named, landed in the left lane of I-75 North.
The Georgia State Patrol confirmed that the passenger, who was female, died in the crash.
The condition of the motorcycle’s driver was unknown.
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