Clayton — Man Killed in Car vs. Bicycle Accident on Georgia State Highway 15

Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 10:52 pm    

Clayton — Man Killed in Car vs. Bicycle Accident on Georgia State Highway 15

At around 1 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020, a man was killed in a car vs. bicycle accident that occurred in Clayton, Georgia.

According to initial reports, Terry H. Tuck, 71, was operating a bicycle westbound on Rickman Airfield Road while Rebecca Tally, 55, was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound on Georgia State Highway 15 in the left lane. Tuck failed to stop at the stop sign and traveled into the northbound lanes of the highway. As a result, the front of the Jeep struck the rear of the bicycle.

Tuck was pronounced dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, Tally sustained minor injuries and was transported to Mountain Lakes Medical Center.

The crash still remains under investigation.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims in this accident. Alas, there are countless other victims who suffered the same fate. Vehicular accidents like this are alarmingly common nowadays. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to over 37,000 people dying in car crashes every year.

A particular kind of vehicular accident, bicycle accident, happens more likely than anyone is inclined to think. In fact, according to NHTSA, roughly about 677 people were killed and about 38,000 were injured in bicycle crashes in 2011. However, this number may be larger because bicycle riders are not required to register their vehicles or obtain a license, thus making it incredibly difficult to determine the exact percentage of bicycle riders that are involved in accidents each year. And on top of that, as many as 90% of all bicycle injuries are never officially reported by police agencies. With this, it is then safe to assume that there must be more people who are injured or who even died in bicycle accidents than the number that we know.

Vehicular accidents, especially bicycle accidents, are undeniably devastating for the victims and their loved ones. For that reason, if you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, lawyers specializing in truck accidents are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.


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