Motorcycle crash in Georgia leaves rider dead

Last updated Monday, December 19th, 2022

A deadly hit-and-run motorcycle crash in Georgia claimed the life of the rider, Franklin Coyne, 51.

Tuesday, November 29th at 8:45 PM, the Georgia State Patrol responded to a fatal accident that occurred on State Route 2 in Catoosa County, Georgia where a pickup truck rear-ended a motorcycle. The driver of the Ford F-250 truck initially fled the scene after hitting Coyne’s Harley-Davidson.

However, after a week of police investigation, the driver was arrested and identified as Jeremy Wright.

Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team A is assisting with the investigation. According to preliminary investigation findings, the pickup was traveling at a high speed when it hit the motorcycle.

The officers have charged the suspect with:

  • Failure to report an accident with injury, damage, or death 
  • Driving a non-registered vehicle
  • Giving false statements
  • Felony vehicular homicide (1st degree)
  • Hit and run with a fatality
  • Suspended license and no insurance

Our deepest condolences go out to the Coyne family.

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The unfortunate motorcycle crash in Georgia was entirely preventable

The family of a deceased victim of a hit-and-run accident is always in a double whammy as they have to bear the grief of a lost loved one and wait for the police to complete their investigation and punish the accused. Additionally, they have to deal with financial pressures.

Georgia has one of the worst accident statistics in the country. There were more than 330,000 crashes in 2020. Among these, 1,588 were fatal accidents, killing 1,730 people. 

It is possible to prevent these kinds of fatal accidents by taking a few simple safety measures.

  • Overspeeding is riskier on a motorcycle than behind the wheel of a car
  • Don’t let your phone distract you
  • Keep a safe distance from trucks and large vehicles.
  • Don’t overtake trucks hastily or you may come under their wheels

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