Motorcyclist Killed in Macon Hit-and-Run Accident

A male motorcyclist died in a Macon hit-and-run. The crash, which turned out to be a hit-and-run accident, happened on Sunday, September 26th. A news report disclosed that the crash occurred as a car tried to make a turn.

According to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the car kept going after striking the motorcycle. The accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of Log Cabin and Lafayette drives, a block south of the Eisenhower Parkway near Sam’s Club on Macon Street. The sheriff’s office identified the motorcycle rider as 45-year-old David Eugene Kitchens Jr.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Kitchens Jr. was southbound on Cabins Log Cabin Drive on a Yamaha R1 sportbike when he pulled into the center turn lane approaching Lafayette Drive. The investigators said at this point, a car, possibly a Chrysler 300, wheeled out from Lafayette Drive and made a turn heading north. The vehicle then struck the motorcycles.

The sheriff’s office said the Chrysler driver possibly fled the scene before the deputies arrived. Additionally, they disclosed that the car perhaps has extensive front-end damage. Anyone with relevant information should contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

A hit-and-run accident happens when one driver — usually the fault driver — leaves the scene of an accident without reporting it or assisting the injured. Like every other accident case, victims of a hit-and-run accident can claim compensation once the police identify and arrest the hit-and-run driver. However, where the motorist remains at large for a long time, the victim may use their uninsured motorist coverage to cover medical bills and other losses.

An experienced Georgia car accident attorney can help you follow the investigation on a hit-and-run case and commence the compensation process. Contact us at Bethune Law Firm to get started.