There was a fatal Macon County motorcycle crash Tuesday (October 8, 2019) on Route 121. This Macon County motorcycle crash was a “head-on collision” which occurred after a motorcycle allegedly crossed the center line.
An excerpt concerning this Macon County motorcycle crash, from the October 8, 2019 newschannel20.com article titled “Motorcyclist killed in crash on Route 121“:
Macon County sheriff’s deputies were called to the crash around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Stocks Road involving the motorcycle and another vehicle.
The motorcycle was traveling southbound when police say it crossed the centerline of Route 121 into oncoming traffic.
The motorcycle struck a vehicle towing a boat heading in the opposite direction and another vehicle.
The motorcyclist, identified as a 57-year-old man from Springfield, died in the crash.
No other accident injuries were reported in this Macon County motorcycle crash.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above as well as the October 8, 2019 Herald-Review.com article titled “Motorcycle driver killed in Route 121 head-on crash.”
For many reasons, “head-on collisions” involving motorcycles often lead to life-threatening injuries to the motorcyclist, and if applicable, passenger. The reasons and characteristics of these crashes are further discussed on the “‘Head-On Collisions’ Involving Motorcycles” page.
An excerpt from that page:
One of the common reasons for motorcycle accidents – and one that has often deadly consequences for motorcyclists – is when bikes are involved in “head-on collisions.” These frontal accidents have led to many fatalities. Ways to avoid these types of accidents are limited, as they often involve another vehicle coming into the opposing lane, i.e. “crossing the center line.” Often it hard to predict when a vehicle will drive into opposing traffic; as well, such improper lane usage typically provides (very) limited reaction time for the motorcyclist to avoid a “head-on collision.” Even for those motorcyclists that choose to “lay down the bike” accidents usually lead to serious if not fatal injuries.
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