photodune-7608379-motorcycle-xsAugusta, GA- An Augusta man was indicted on three serious charges this week for a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred last June.
WJBF reports that Peter McNally, 30, has been charged with three counts which include failure to yield, 1st-degree homicide by vehicle and serious injury by motor vehicle.
The TV station reports that McNally blew through a yellow traffic light and drove into the path of a motorcycle driven by 51-year-old Ronald Lovett Jr. According to reports, McNally’s vehicle struck the front of the Lovett’s bike, causing Lovett and female passenger to be ejected from the bike.
Lovett was rushed to the hospital where he died of his injuries. Lovett’s female passenger was also injured and rushed to the hospital.
WJBJ reports that McNally was initially charged with DUI, but those charges were not included in this week’s indictment.
Motorcyclists are at an obvious disadvantage when they are involved in a collision and typically suffer major injuries that are sometimes life-threatening. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2013, shows that 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents. What’s more alarming is the fact that although only 3.1 percent of accidents that year involved a motorcycle, these collisions accounted for 19 percent of fatal accidents. Sadly, a motorcyclist is 26 times more likely to be fatally wounded in an accident. These stats show just how vulnerable a motorcyclist is when they are in the path of a negligent motorist.
Motorcycle accidents are so much more deadly than car accidents because the injuries victims suffer tend to be more severe since they lack the same protections are passenger-vehicle motorists. Ride Smart reports that 30 percent of motorcycle accident victims
Brain injuries are very common with motorcycle accidents, so are spinal injuries and broken bones. According to the Ride Smart report, 30 percent of motorcycle accident victim suffered traumatic brain injuries. Other common injuries include broken bones, neck injuries and spinal injuries. In some more serious accidents, a motorcyclist can be maimed and/or physically disabled.
Responsibility for a motorcycle accident can be placed on a motorcyclist or a passenger vehicle motorist. In this case, the passenger vehicle motorist, McNally, was at fault for this horrific crash. Sadly, motorists are oblivious to the presence of motorcyclists and turn into their path, come over in their lane or rear-end them.
When a motorcyclist is involved in a devastating crash, they face exorbitant medical expenses, costly repair bills and could face possible disability. USAttorneys will help you find an accident lawyer near you in Augusta, Georgia to build a claim on your behalf and secure a fair settlement. You can count our team of outstanding lawyers to stand up for your rights and work to secure a generous settlement for your pain and anguish. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can get the settlement you deserve without having an attorney to stand up for your rights.

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