Posted on Sep 10, 2014

The driver of a tractor-trailer is facing charges following a fatal collision with a motorcycle in Atlanta last week. The deadly motorcycle accident took place in Buckhead, an affluent uptown district of Atlanta, as the motorcyclist was heading to work in the morning. Charges expected to be filed against the truck driver include improper U-turn and second-degree homicide by vehicle. If you have suffered injuries in a trucking accident in Atlanta, Marietta, or elsewhere in GA, consult our knowledgeable attorneys at Rechtman & Spevak to discuss your legal options. Our law firm is located in Atlanta, and our lawyers have years of experience protecting the rights of truck accident victims across Georgia.

Truck Driver Attempted Illegal U-Turn

According to police, the deadly Georgia motorcycle accident took place about 9 a.m. at the intersection of Lenox Road and Ferncliff Road in Atlanta. The truck driver, identified as Eugene Holmes, was reportedly traveling southbound in the far right lane of Lenox Road when he attempted to make an illegal U-turn in the middle of the intersection, across all lanes of traffic. The motorcycle rider, 46-year-old Derek Davis, was also traveling southbound on Lenox Road, and as he attempted to avoid a collision with the turning semi-truck, his bike skidded 165 feet before crashing into the trailer section of Holmes’ truck.

Following the GA motorcycle wreck, Davis was transported in grave condition to Grady Memorial Hospital, where the Atlanta Police Department reports he died just before noon that same day. Davis, director of IT Services at Carter & Associates, a real estate, investment, development and advisory firm with headquarters in Atlanta, will be remembered by his co-workers as a dependable employee and valued colleague with an infectious smile.

Contact Our Trucking Accident Lawyers Today

If you have been injured in a Georgia trucking accident, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal wreck with a semi-truck, contact our truck accident lawyers at Rechtman & Spevak today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a personal injury or wrongful death suit against the person or party found at fault in the collision, in order to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your losses.

Jaret A. Spevak
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