Augusta, GA – Update: Melvin Morrison Killed in Dirt Bike Accident on Old McDuffie Rd
Augusta, GA (August 16, 2022) – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a fatal dirt bike accident in Augusta on Tuesday afternoon, August 16. The victim of the accident has since been identified by police.
According to officials, the accident happened around 5:40 p.m. at the intersection of Old McDuffie Road and Kenny Road. Police confirmed that a man was on a dirt bike in the area when a school bus owned by the Richmond County School System started to make a left turn in front of him. The two vehicles collided with one another.
Several emergency responders, including paramedics and local fire crews, were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. The dirt bike rider, who has since been identified as 45-year-old Melvin Morrison, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. There was a student on board the bus at the time but nobody on the bus sustained injuries.
Due to the severity of the accident, a large portion of the intersection was blocked for some time. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim.
Dirt Bike Accidents in Georgia
Dirt bike accidents and motorcycle accidents have many similarities with each other. This is due to the fact that these vehicles operate the same way and drivers have little to no protection when they are riding on them. In 2019 throughout the entire U.S., it was reported that approximately 4,733 motorcyclists and dirt bike riders were killed in accidents. In most of these accidents, it involved at least one other type of vehicle. If you have lost someone close to you in an accident and wonder where you can turn, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
Facing the aftermath of a dirt bike accident can be a devastating experience, especially if someone you love has been taken from you. It is important that an at-fault party is held fully responsible for the loss of your loved one from the very start. This can be absolutely catastrophic for you and your family. As you are grieving your immense losses, you may be concerned about how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. Speaking with an Augusta wrongful death attorney can help you move forward in many ways.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you and your family move forward after a fatal accident of any kind. You should never have to deal with these stressful events entirely on your own and wonder where you can turn for the help you need. Our attorneys have handled these claims in the past and will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
We will stand by your side every step of the way during these difficult times. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Augusta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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