A male teenage motorcyclist died following an auto-motorcycle collision in Marietta. The fatal accident took place on Sunday night, August 1st. According to a news report, excessive speed might have contributed to the accident.
The report disclosed that the collision in Marietta happened on Atlanta Road, about a mile north of Campbell High School. The Cobb Police said their preliminary inquiry uncovered that around 10:15 p.m., the 18-year-old victim identified as Ivan Gonzalez, operated a blue Yamaha YZFR6 motorcycle on the southbound lane of Atlanta Road.
The teenager rode in excess of the posted 45 miles per hour speed limit. Simultaneously, a silver 2021 Toyota Corolla came out of a driveway, turning left on Atlanta Road near Ledford Street, heading north. The Toyota then entered into the path of the motorcycle, and they collided.
Cobb Police Officer Shenise Barner said the collision impact caused the Toyota to leave the road and overturn. The motorcycle was attached to its side. Gonzalez succumbed to his injuries at the crash site, while 25-year-old Norcross resident Yahuda Ysreal, the Toyota driver, survived. The motorist sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
The investigation into the occurrence remains active. Anyone with relevant information should contact the Cobb Police on 770-499-3987.
Auto-motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and they have devastating consequences, especially for the motorcycle rider. The severity of the motorcyclist’s wounds comes from having little or no protection when they hit the road. Even if the rider wore a helmet, they might yet sustain severe or fatal injuries.
An accident survivor can file a personal injury claim if they are not the fault party. If they die, their legal beneficiaries can commence a wrongful death lawsuit. Learn more by contacting our Georgia auto accident attorneys.