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August 10, 2022

Atlanta, GA – Injuries Reported in Motorcycle Crash in EB Lanes of I-285

Atlanta, GA (August 10, 2022) – One or more victims were injured in a serious motorcycle accident that took place on a highway in Atlanta on Wednesday evening, August 10. 

According to Clayton County officials, the accident happened around 5:05 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-285 around the area of exit 59, I-75. A motorcyclist was traveling in the eastbound lanes of traffic when they were struck by a passenger vehicle and their motorcycle was knocked to the ground. The motorcycle sustained damages in the collision. 

Several local responders, including Atlanta fire crews and paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One or more individuals on the motorcycle at the time sustained injuries in the accident. The injured victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment, though their conditions are not yet known. 

The roadway was blocked in all but two lanes following the crash. Police urged those in the area to use Highway 166 as an alternate route. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues. 

We offer our warmest thoughts to those injured as a result of this accident. 

Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia

Motorcycle accidents have been increasing on our roads over the years in Georgia. In 2019, it was reported that over 3,948 motorcycle accidents took place in the state of Georgia. Out of these accidents, 170 people lost their lives, and many more sustained injuries. The truth is, most motorcycle accidents that occur on our roadways can be prevented when other drivers pay close attention to what is happening around them. Motorcyclists have few protections from harm, which means that an accident can be devastating. If you have been seriously injured in one of these crashes, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Many individuals wonder where they can turn after they have been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash. If you have faced these losses, speaking with an Atlanta motorcycle accident attorney is in your best interests. This is especially true knowing that many severe injuries stem from motorcycle accidents, including some of the following:

  • Road rash
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones

These injuries are sometimes so severe that they land victims in the hospital or cause them to miss out on work. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, speaking with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you move forward in many ways. 

At Monge & Associates, our attorneys have skillfully assisted those injured in motorcycle accidents over the years. We believe that you have every right to hold a party responsible for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. Our attorneys will ensure that your rights are protected during these difficult times. We will assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial losses. You should never have to face the aftermath of a serious motorcycle crash on your own. Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options you have moving forward. 

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene described in this post.