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A cyclist was riding in the inside lane of the right-hand side of the four-laned North Decatur Road near Willivee Drive when he was hit by a driver. The driver of the Ford pickup who hit the Decatur cyclist was traveling northbound at approximately 6:30 a.m. According to the AJC, the 53 year-old cyclist was taken to a local hospital where he passed away.
A local witness stated that he heard a “loud boom”, and when he went to look outside, he said that he saw a vehicle in the middle of the road. A bit later, when he went outside, he said that he saw a body underneath the truck.
The Decatur bike accident shut down the stretch of North Decatur Road for a few hours, and the accident remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this point.
The city of Decatur is known for its bicycle paths and cyclist traffic on weekdays and especially weekends. Decatur bike accident attorneys at Kalka & Baer know how difficult it can be for cyclists to settle insurance claims after an accident. If you have been involved in a recent Decatur bike crash, you can trust Kalka & Baer’s legal team for an honest consultation regarding your accident. Call today at (404) 907-1594 or (404) 835-8072 to speak to someone about your bike accident. If our attorneys take on your case, we promise to work hard on your behalf to get you the settlement you deserve.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) published a small book, like a pamphlet, to help guide cyclists and motorists in roadway safety. Georgia Bike Sense: A Guide for Cyclists & Motorists details safety information and practices to help Georgia cyclists travel safely. Decatur cycling accidents can occur frequently and be quite severe in injuries for the cyclist.
Here are some tips to help avoid such bike crashes:
Did You Know?
May is National Bike Month...beginning today! Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, it includes National Bike to Work Day and National Bike to Work Week. And, for the first time ever, there will be a National Bike to School Day on May 9th. These events are held by multiple Atlanta bicycling advocacy groups during the whole month of May. Get connected with one of these groups and learn more about cycling in Georgia.