Chatham County, GA (December 28, 2022) - Georgia state troopers say an escaped inmate died in a motorcycle crash after leading them on a high-speed chase.
The pursuit began just before 7:20 p.m. on Monday, December 26, when a trooper tried to stop a man on a Kawasaki motorcycle for speeding on State Route 25 in Chatham County, Georgia.
According to state troopers, the motorcyclist was a 48-year-old man who had escaped from a federal prison and was wanted on multiple warrants in the state of Georgia. In addition, the United States Marshals Service was looking for him.
The man sped away from police and began weaving through traffic before colliding with the back of a Kia Spectra that had slowed in front of him. He was thrown from the bike, which came to rest in the left lane of the road.
According to police, the motorcyclist died at the accident scene. The driver of the Kia Spectra did not sustain any injuries.
Motorcycle accidents are among the most severe and potentially fatal types of vehicle collisions that can take place.
Motorcycles lack the same safety features as other vehicles, and most motorcycle accidents occur when the rider is traveling at high speeds. Because of these factors, motorcycle accident survivors who do not die frequently suffer from severe neck and back injuries, broken bones, and head injuries.
When another driver's negligence causes a motorcycle accident, the victim has the legal right to seek compensation for their losses. If a motorcyclist is killed in an accident, the family can sue the other driver for wrongful death if they were at fault.
If you want to file a claim for personal injury or wrongful death, you should consult with an attorney who has handled similar cases in the past.
It can be difficult to obtain the full amount of compensation that you are owed if you do not have a personal injury lawyer helping with your claim.
If you hire an experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer, they will be able to help you:
We have an experienced team of Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at The Mabra Firm who will work tirelessly to ensure that the victim or the victim's family receives maximum compensation for their losses.
Contact The Mabra Firm by calling (404) 344-5255 to schedule a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident.
Note: This post was created with the help of outside sources, such as news articles and first-hand accounts. Because the details of this accident have not been independently verified, please notify us immediately if you discover any false information. We will update the post to reflect the correct information.
Disclaimer: At The Mabra Law Firm, we are always looking for ways to improve the quality and safety of our state, and we have been saddened by the outcomes of numerous accidents. We hope that by informing those in our community about these accidents, they will work to prevent other serious accidents in the future. These posts are not intended to be solicitations for business. The information contained within should never be interpreted as medical or legal advice. We wish everyone involved in these accidents a fast recovery.