While considered a generally safe method of transportation, a motorcycle is more dangerous than a passenger vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists were 26 times more likely to die per mile traveled than someone traveling in a motor vehicle.
Additionally, the NHTSA reports that fatal crashes involving motorcycle riders are more likely to involve intoxication. Another sobering statistic was that in 2013, twenty-five percent of riders who were involved in fatal crashes had no motorcycle license.
WSB TV reported on a motorcyclist killed in a crash last week. A man standing at a MARTA bus stop was injured when a motorcycle which had been involved in a crash moments earlier, slammed into him. Witnesses report that his leg looked to have been broken in several places. The motorcycle traveled at least 50 feet in the air before landing on the unnamed man.
Just before the impact with the man at the bus stop, 48-year-old Gregory Gresham had been riding that motorcycle on Tara Boulevard near Flint Hill Trail in Jonesboro. Gresham had t-boned the car of an unidentified 73-year-old woman attempting to make a u-turn along Tara Boulevard.
Gresham impacted the side of her vehicle, and he, along with the bike, flew over the roof of the vehicle. Gresham died on impact.
According to police, no charges have been filed.
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