Motorcycle Collides with Bus in Atlanta
Officers from the Atlanta Police Department are investigating a motorcycle versus bus accident that occurred in late May. The motorcycle hit a MARTA bus at approximately 4:30 p.m.
According to reports of the incident, the accident took place in the 2500 block of Jonesboro Road. It appeared that the motorcycle was traveling north on the road and the MARTA bus was traveling south. The motorcyclist was behind a slower-moving vehicle and attempted to pass the vehicle, despite the double-yellow line indicating a no-passing zone.
When the man passed the vehicle, he ran head-on into the MARTA bus. Emergency responders arrived on scene to find that the man had already passed away from his injuries. No one on the bus was injured. The investigation into the accident continues, but police advise the following:
1. No Passing
If you are on a stretch of roadway with a double-yellow line, you are not permitted to pass vehicles in front of you. This is typically because of visibility on that area of road. Do not attempt to pass until you are legally able to do so.
2. Stay On the Lookout
While the bus in this incident likely could not avoid the collision, stay on the lookout for motorcyclists. Too often, accidents involving motorcyclists are the result of them not being seen by a vehicle driver.
3. Travel at the Posted Speed Limit
No matter what you are driving, travel at the posted speed limit provided it is safe to do so. Driving too fast or too slow can be dangerous.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Atlanta, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. In the event of a fatality, survivors may have the elements necessary to file a wrongful death suit. Call our office today to schedule your appointment for a free case evaluation.