Brian Easley Killed in Truck Accident in Savannah, GA
Savannah, GA -- June 10, 2022, Brian Easley was killed as the result of an accident where a semi-truck knocked down power lines.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 3:00 p.m. along White Bluff Road and Lee Boulevard.
Authorities said that 49-year-old Brian Easley was traveling along the roadway when a truck turning from White Bluff to Lee somehow hit low-hanging power lines. This knocked down the lines, following which Easley's motorcycle hit the lines.
Easley reportedly sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. Additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Brian Easley Motorcycle Accident in Savannah
This is a rather unusual incident, and one has to wonder if the truck driver involved here had any reasonable chance to avoid this awful event. Generally speaking, drivers can reasonably expect power lines going across the roadway to be high enough that vehicles wouldn't hit them. But things aren't always so simple.
Is this a roadway where trucks are not supposed to be, and the trucker took a wrong turn or ignored signage? Was there a clear height marker on the lines that the truck driver should have known they couldn't fit under? Were these lines not supposed to be as low as they were, and the city failed to fix a known issue? Has this kind of thing happened before, and no steps were taken to prevent future incidents?
All of these questions and more need answers if a grieving family is going to get the help they deserve--not to mention an opportunity to hold someone accountable if their negligence led to this man's death. It remains to be seen whether or not the authorities are even asking these questions, as there may need to be more thorough investigations from more experienced independent accident reconstructionists.