Flowery Branch, GA (March 10, 2023) – On Tuesday evening, March 7, a serious motorcycle accident took place at an intersection in Flowery Branch.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened in the evening hours around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Atlanta Highway and Gaines Ferry Road. Police confirmed that 45-year-old Zulma Vitale was driving a Dodge Durango headed south while a 25-year-old local man was headed north on a motorcycle. Vitale failed to yield at the intersection while making a left turn. This caused the two vehicles to collide with one another, leading to extensive damage to the motorcycle. Vitale fled the scene of the accident without stopping.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The motorcyclist was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
The roadway was blocked at the intersection for some time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible so traffic could resume in the area.
Vitale was later found by police. She has since received charges for failing to stop at an accident, failing to yield, and failing to yield while turning left.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts go out to the motorcyclist at this time with hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia
Motorcycle accidents are known for being some of the most severe accidents on our roads in Georgia. In 2019, it was reported that 3,948 motorcycle accidents took place in Georgia, leading to hundreds of fatalities in approximately 192 victims. Motorcyclists have no protection from harm in an accident, which means that they are more likely to lose their lives in the event of an accident or become seriously injured. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle crash, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Moving forward after a motorcycle accident is not always easy to do entirely on your own. This is why speaking with a Flowery Branch motorcycle accident attorney is necessary. Many serious injuries stem from motorcycle accidents in Georgia, including the following:
- Road rash
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
These injuries land victims in the hospital for an extended period of time, as well as cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. Speaking with a Flowery Branch personal injury lawyer can help you get back on your feet during these difficult times.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after your life has been physically and financially upset by an accident. We understand how overwhelming one of these accidents can be and offer our help to you in your time of need. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of financial damages. You have options after a motorcycle crash. Please contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Flowery Branch at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you.
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