Motorcyclists are more vulnerable when in an accident than those in an enclosed vehicle. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the results can be catastrophic injury and even death. Other motorists sometimes cannot see a motorcyclist until it is too late.
A motorcyclist was killed late Saturday morning in a domino-effect crash. Officials state that the crash occurred in southwest Atlanta and the victim was riding with a group on the way to a funeral service.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a group of more than 50 motorcyclists to have been riding in formation in the left northbound lane of Moreland Avenue. The motorcycle serving as an escort was trying to pass on the right when another rider drifted into the same lane. The two bikes collided.
The authorities reported that this caused a “domino effect” in which the victim was thrown from the motorcycle and subsequently run over by another motorcycle.
The victim was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries. Three others were also injured in the accident and taken to area hospitals with non life-threatening injuries.
Investigators say that four motorcycles involved in the crash were significantly damaged. However, it is unclear whether any of those vehicles were responsible for beginning the crash.
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