• August 08, 2022

Motorcyclist Killed in Truck Accident on Bankhead Highway in Carroll County, GA

Carroll County, GA -- August 2, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a motorcycle and a semi-truck collided on Bankhead.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:15 a.m. along Bankhead Highway at the intersection of Frashier Road.

Officials said that a motorcycle was traveling westbound along the highway. At Frazier, authorities say an oncoming 18-wheeler made a left turn into the path of the motorcycle, resulting in a collision.

The motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. At this time, no further information is available.

Commentary on Motorcycle, Truck Accident on Bankhead in Carroll County

When I look at the images I can find of this intersection, it appears that traffic turning onto Frashier would have to yield to oncoming traffic. If those images are up to date, then could it be that this truck cut off the motorcyclist?

I certainly can't jump to any conclusions. There could be extenuating circumstances the truck driver had no control over. But the most likely explanation is someone's serious mistake led to this motorcyclist's death. Having the evidence to prove that is crucial, then, but those steps may prove more challenging than people may realize.

Carroll County, GA Truck Accident Kills Motorcyclist on Bankhead Highway

Put simply, a lot of folks are quick to blame motorcyclists for a serious wreck. They just assume all riders are reckless daredevils who speed and weave through traffic. Those riders certainly exist, but I know from experience how safe most motorcyclists really are. In fact, they have to be due to other drivers rarely keeping a proper lookout for them. That doesn't stop insurance and trucking companies from throwing every possible accusation they can at the victims hoping people will succumb to their bias.

Overcoming this bias means having as much clear evidence as possible. That's a crucial step in just about any crash, but ensuring people ignore their preconceived biases and listen to the facts can take a lot of work. Authorities alone simply don't have those tools, which is why a crash like this is typically better off in the hands of independent professionals. Are proper steps being taken here to see that happens?


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