Two fatal scooter crashes in Georgia occurred over one weekend. The first took place Friday morning on Lawrenceville Highway in DeKalb County, and the other occurred the next day on Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the intersection of Beaver Ruin and Indian Trail roads in Norcross.
Early Friday morning, around 6 a.m., a motor scooter rider died in a Norcross crash on Lawrenceville Highway near the intersection of Steel Drive. The DeKalb County police said that their initial investigation indicated that a driver of an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of the scooter. It appears that the driver of the pickup was on his way into work and didn’t see the scooter coming and turned into it.
The male scooter operator died at the accident scene, and police have not disclosed his identity at this time. Police have filed charges against the pickup driver.
Another deadly scooter crash in Georgia took place the very next day, killing a 72-year-old man. According to the Norcross police, the man was riding a scooter near the intersection of Beaver Ruin and Indian Trail roads when a car crashed into the scooter.
James Scarbrough, 72, was killed on his scooter. Police said that Scarbrough had waited for the light to turn green. When it did, he proceeded to turn left onto Beaver Road when a car ran a red light and collided into his scooter. The car’s driver, 46-year-old Lorena Cortez-Nova, was injured and charges have been filed against her.
Our Georgia motorcycle accident attorneys at Kalka & Baer extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends who lost their loved ones in these fatal scooter accidents.