During the early hours of Sunday, March 21st, a Bibb County auto-motorcycle crash claimed the life of one person. In a press release by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, they disclosed that the accident happened around 12:29 a.m. on Broadway near Greter Street.
The investigators said the initial report revealed that a group of motorcycle riders were southbound on Broadway when a Ford Expedition struck three of them. The vehicle was also southbound. The impact left a 45-year-old male resident of Macon with severe injuries.
Medics transported him to Atrium Navicent Health, where he passed away while undergoing treatment. Two Harley Davidson motorcycle riders, 60-year-old Theodore Newton and 34-year-old Manuel Newton, both of Macon, also suffered injuries. They received treatment at the same hospital.
The Ford Expedition driver, 48-year-old Lawrence James Bradley of Macon, received treatment at the crash site. The sheriff’s office said no other person sustained injuries from the occurrence. They have notified the family of the deceased motorcyclist but are yet to release his name.
The collision investigators of the sheriff’s office questioned Bradley on his role in the occurrence. After getting cleared by the Atrium Navicent Health Staff, the police booked the driver into the Bibb County Jail on a charge of Vehicle Homicide 1st Degree.
At the time of the press release, the sheriff’s office held the suspect without bond. The investigation into the Bibb County auto-motorcycle crash is ongoing.
Auto-motorcycle collisions are not entirely uncommon. Motorcyclists tend to suffer severe or fatal injuries as the two-wheeled drive offers them little or no protection. Victims who survive can file personal injury actions, and the family of deceased riders can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. In either case, hire a Georgia car accident lawyer to represent you throughout the legal process.