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November 7, 2022

Macon, GA – Rupert Ward Killed in Bicycle Accident at Irwinton Rd & Crystal Lake Dr 

Macon, GA (November 7, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal bicycle accident that took place at a Macon intersection on Saturday morning, November 5. 

According to Bibb County officials, the accident happened around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Irwinton Road and Crystal Lake Drive. Police confirmed that a bicyclist was traveling east on Irwinton on his bicycle when he was suddenly struck by two vehicles in the area. The first driver fled the scene without stopping but the other stopped in the area. 

Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Bibb County responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist, who has since been identified as 50-year-old Rupert Ward, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else sustained injuries in the accident. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for an extended period of time. Police worked to clear the scene as quickly as possible. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the collision remains ongoing. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the bicyclist whose life was taken in this collision. 

Bicycle Accidents in Georgia

Though bicycling is a great way to get from one place to another and get exercise all in one, it also comes with a variety of risks. The unfortunate reality is that many drivers who share our roads do not stay aware of bicyclists on our roads and sometimes cause accidents involving them. This can be a life-altering experience for a bicyclist, who is guaranteed to become seriously injured in an accident. In 2015 in the U.S., it was reported that approximately 467,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents and many even lost their lives. If you have been hurt in a bicycle crash that is not your fault, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

Being hurt in a bicycle crash can be a difficult thing to experience. Even worse is when you find out that a loved one has been taken from you prematurely in a bicycle accident. You may have a wide array of questions that you can only answer with the help of an attorney on your side. These include some of the following: 

  • What evidence is necessary to prove that another party is to blame for your bicycle accident? 
  • What deadlines will you be required to meet in your wrongful death claim? 
  • Will your claim be settled or will it make it all the way to trial? 

These are questions that you will be able to answer with the help of a Macon wrongful death attorney on your side. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal bicycle accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal bicycle accident can be. Our attorneys will assist you as you navigate the legal system and work toward the compensation that you deserve. You may find that you have many different options as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Please contact a bicycle accident attorney in Macon at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you. 

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.