Macon, GA – Stephanie Burnside Killed in Motorcycle Accident on I-475
Last updated Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
Macon, GA (March 14, 2023) – Around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, March 11, a woman was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident in Macon.
According to Bibb County officials, the accident happened on I-475 around the area of mile marker 7. Police confirmed that an Alabama man was riding his motorcycle on the highway when he lost control of his motorcycle due to a rear tire blowout. The motorcycle crossed several lanes of traffic and then collided with a guardrail, leading to extensive damages.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other Macon responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. The motorcyclist and his passenger were both seriously injured and rushed to the hospital. While there, the passenger, identified as 37-year-old Stephanie Burnside, was tragically pronounced dead. The driver, identified as 41-year-old Jason Townsend, is currently in stable condition.
The roadway was blocked in several lanes of traffic as police worked to clear the scene. This led to delays for some time.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the collision continues.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was lost in this accident. We also hope that the injured party receives a speedy recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia
Motorcycle accidents are known for being some of the most severe collisions on our roads. This is due to the fact that motorcyclists have no protection from harm when they are involved in an accident with a larger vehicle. In 2019, it was reported that more than 3,948 motorcycle accidents took place throughout the state of Georgia. Approximately 89 people were killed in these accidents in that same year. If you have lost somebody you love in a motorcycle accident, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney immediately.
The aftermath of a fatal motorcycle collision can be a devastating thing for you and your family to face. As you are grieving such immense losses, you may wonder how you are ever going to afford to pay the many bills that keep piling up. Losing somebody close to you in one of these catastrophic accidents can leave you feeling both alone and confused. There are many parties who could be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim after a motorcycle accident, such as the following:
- Parents of the deceased
- Spouse of the deceased
- Children of the deceased
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident, we are here for you. Speaking with a Macon motorcycle accident attorney is the best decision that you can make moving forward.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we will stand by your side after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal motorcycle collision. We understand how overwhelming a fatal motorcycle accident can be and offer our help to you when you need it the most. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Macon at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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