Calhoun, GA (August 10, 2018) – A motorcycle accident over the weekend caused serious injury to two. The accident took place on Highway 136 at I-17 Resaca Exit 320. It occurred when a 2015 Ford Focus driven by 23-year-old Briana Putnam of Denver, Colorado attempted to turn left across Highway 136 in order to head west. Putnam’s vehicle cut off the 2016 Harley Davidson, causing a collision that resulted in both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle being ejected.
The driver of the motorcycle, 23-year-old Mackenzie Kilpatrick of Calhoun, was transported by ground to Hamilton Medical Center. The passenger, 19-year-old Hannah Garrett, was transported to Erlanger Medical Center by LifeForce to receive care for serious injuries.
The driver of the Ford was not injured and was charged with failure to yield after stopping at a stop sign. We hope all those injured have a safe and speedy recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia
According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, the number of traffic fatalities involving motorcycles accounts for nearly 12% of all traffic fatalities. Individuals on motorcycles are more vulnerable to injuries due to their full-body exposure while out on the road. Since 2013, the number of individuals not wearing helmets while on their motorcycle has increased, which is having an impact on the number of fatalities.
Vehicle accidents can have a dramatic and damaging impact on a person’s life. Not only does a person suffer physically, vehicle accidents can result in time off work, loss of vehicles, and stacking medical expenses. At the Nye Law Group, we work passionately to help victims get the money they deserve. If you or someone you know is injured in a car accident, call us today at (912) 200-5230 for a free, no obligations consultation to see what options are available for you.
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.