While motorcycle accidents may not be more common than other types of motor vehicle accidents, they are often more devastating. There have been numerous studies into motorcycle accidents that have led to some startling statistics. Approximately 75% of all motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle, often a passenger vehicle. Only about 25% of all motorcycle accidents involve just the motorcycle alone. When it comes to single-vehicle accidents, about 66% are caused by operator error, usually due to over-braking or excessive speed on curves. In multi-vehicle accidents, about 66% are caused by the other vehicle violating the motorist’s right-of-way.
The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that a motorcycle driver was killed in an accident in Buford over the weekend.
The accident happened just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.
A 37-year-old male was driving his motorcycle south on Peachtree Industrial when he collided with an SUV that was being driven by a 64-year-old female. The driver in the motorcycle was attempting to make a left turn onto South Waterworks Road.
Both drivers lost control of their vehicles, and the SUV rolled over after the impact with the motorcycle. The SUV landed on its roof. The driver of the motorcycle was ejected from their vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the SUV suffered from injuries that were not life-threatening. The motorcyclist’s speed is believed to have been a factor.
The crash is being investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit.
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