People in Georgia who ride motorcycles or scooters know that they have less inherent protection around them on the road than do people in cars or other vehicles. That, however, does not mean that they should be disregarded by other drivers. In fact, drivers of any type of vehicle should be particularly careful when they see scooters and motorcycles on the road. Unfortunately, that is not always what happens.
When a person on two-wheeled transport is hit by a passenger car, the chance that they will be seriously injured or die is great. When that same person is hit by an even larger vehicle, like a semi truck, the chance of serious injury or death might only increase. Sadly, one man who was 65 years old and riding his scooter innocently on a Wednesday morning provides a recent example of this.
As reported by WTOC, a tractor trailer was seen literally pushing the man and his scooter along a stretch of Highway 25. The trucker then drove away without ever stopping. The man on the scooter died from his injuries.
Fortunately, a picture of the large truck was provided to authorities. That photo aided in locating the vehicle and its driver. The truck driver has since been arrested and charged with multiple crimes including homicide by vehicle and hit and run causing death. He remains in custody without bail at this time. It is not known if the deceased man’s family has or will seek any civil compensation for his unnecessary death.