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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Forsyth County Traced to Motorist’s Illegal U-Turn

A motorcycle rider who was critically injured in an accident in Forsyth County over the weekend has succumbed to his injuries at an Atlanta Hospital.

The victim 49-year-old Terry Hitt was riding a motorcycle which collided with a Suzuki SUV when the motorist tried to make an illegal U turn. The motorcycle collided with the driver’s side door of the car. Hitt sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.He died on Sunday afternoon. Hitt is survived by his two children, mother and brother.

The motorist Marian Anwar was initially charged with making an improper left turn, and now faces second degree vehicular homicide charges in connection with the motorcycle accident.

It was the fourth fatal accident in Forsyth County this month alone.

  • On the 16th of June, an young man was killed in a truck accident when his car crashed under a tractor trailer that was stopped at a traffic light.
  • On June 10th, an Alpharetta pickup driver died in an accident involving his vehicle and a fuel tanker.
  • On the 3rd of June, an accident involving a car and a box truck killed a 39-year-old man.

Motorcycle accidents can leave the rider with severe or fatal injuries. Impact with a car that’s driving even at normal speed limits can throw a motorcyclist several feet into the air, and have him crash to the ground with tremendous force. A helmet can prevent serious head injuries, but will do nothing to prevent catastrophic body injuries, like spinal fractures.

Motorcycle accident claims in Georgia are usually settled out of court after negotiations between a Georgia motorcycle accident lawyer and legal counsel representing the motorist. However, if the motorist offers to settle for an amount that is not acceptable to the injured motorcyclist, or if he refuses to take responsibility for the accident, the case will go to court.