Road Atlanta Worker Struck by Motorcycle
A worker for Road Atlanta, a racing track near Braselton, was struck by a motorcycle last week. The woman had been with the safety division for nearly 20 years at the time of the accident. She was a popular fixture, even earning the nickname “Turn 7 Girl” from fellow workers and fans.
The woman’s job included flagging and directing people toward safety. Racing is known to be dangerous, but it has gotten safer in recent years, says the track President Geoff Lee. He is also the general manager for Road Atlanta. Tributes to the woman began to appear on social media sites almost immediately. There has been an outpouring of support for the woman from people in the area.
It is unknown at this time what caused the crash. The only information that has been released is that the woman was struck on turn 7, doing the job she loved.
This accident occurred on a controlled track and sheds a light on the potential dangers of motorcycle racing. It also serves as a reminder that if an accident such as this can occur in a controlled environment, it can certainly occur on the street. Motorcycle drivers are urged to be careful as they ride the streets of Atlanta, keeping an eye peeled for pedestrians.
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