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July 18, 2022

Perry, GA – John Houser Killed in Bicycle Accident on Larry Walker Pkwy 

Perry, GA (July 18, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal bicycle accident that took place on a highway in Perry on Monday, July 18. 

According to Perry Police, the accident happened at an unknown time on the Larry Walker Parkway. A bicyclist was traveling on the roadway in the area headed northbound. He was suddenly struck by a Ford Expedition that hit him from behind and came to a stop. The driver pulled the bicycle out of the grill of the vehicle and then fled the scene. 

Several local responders in Perry, including paramedics and fire crews, were called to the scene to help those in need. The bicyclist, identified as 76-year-old John Houser, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries. 

Police later found the Ford abandoned around the area of Elko Road. They found the driver of the vehicle, identified as 50-year-old Jay Reaves, nearby. He was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter in the first degree. 

No further details have been released at this time. Police continue their investigation into the circumstances of the accident. 

We offer our warmest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this accident. 

Bicycle Accidents in Georgia

Bicyclists choose a mode of transportation that allows them to enjoy the open, fresh air. Unfortunately, bicycling also comes with risks, as bicyclists have no protection from harm in the event of an accident involving any type of vehicle. In 2019, bicycle fatalities made up approximately 17% of all road-related deaths in the state of Georgia. That same year, 21 bicyclists were killed in fatal accidents due to the carelessness of others. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one whose life was taken prematurely in a bicycle accident. If you and your family have faced these losses, speaking with an attorney is in your best interests. 

Moving forward after a bicycle accident is not always easy to do. This is especially true if a loved one has been taken from you in an accident prematurely. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to deal with the stressful aftermath of a fatal bicycle accident on your own. It is crucial that you speak with a Perry wrongful death attorney in your time of need. 

Our attorneys at Monge & Associates are here to help you and your family move forward after a fatal accident. We understand how overwhelming a fatal accident can be and offer our help and resources. You may be struggling on both financial and emotional levels after the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys will help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for some of the following aspects: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income and future loss of earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Therapy costs

We are here for you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a bicycle accident attorney in Perry at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help 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.