Calhoun, GA (February 21, 2023) – Around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, a man was killed in a fatal motorcycle collision at an intersection in Calhoun that involved a tractor-trailer.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened at the intersection of GA-3 and South Calhoun Bypass. Police confirmed that a tractor-trailer was traveling south and started to make a left turn at the intersection. A motorcyclist was traveling north in the area and also made a turn at the intersection, causing it to collide with the tractor-trailer. Both vehicles came to a stop and sustained damages due to the accident.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other local responders were immediately called to the scene. The driver of the motorcycle was rushed to AdventHealth Gordon with traumatic injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead while there. The motorcyclist has since been identified as 21-year-old Evan Preston Maddox. Nobody else was allegedly hurt in the accident.
Due to the severity of the collision, the intersection was blocked in the area for some time. This led to extensive 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 victim who lost his life in this accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia
Motorcycle accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents that occur on our roads in Georgia, even if they are far from being the most common types of collisions. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists have virtually no protection from harm in the midst of an accident. In 2019, it was reported that 170 people were killed in fatal Georgia motorcycle accidents and many others were severely injured. If you have suddenly lost a loved one in a motorcycle collision, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
When the untimely death of a loved one has impacted your life, you may question where you can turn. The pain that you are experiencing can certainly be immeasurable, leaving you feeling alone and confused. As you are grieving the sudden loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you are ever going to afford to pay the many bills that keep piling up against you. Luckily, you and your family have options. There are many parties in a family who are able to successfully bring a wrongful death claim, such as the following:
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
- Parents of the deceased
If you have lost someone you love in a motorcycle crash, you should speak with a Calhoun motorcycle accident attorney who has your best interests in mind.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you and your family move forward after a fatal motorcycle crash. A death in your family can affect you financially and emotionally when you least expect it. We take all wrongful death claims seriously and will provide your family with the resources that you need to move forward with a successful wrongful death case. Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Calhoun at (888) 688-1924 for more information on how we can assist you.
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