Savannah, GA (August 4, 2022) – A police officer was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident that took place in Savannah on Thursday, July 28.
According to Georgia State Patrol officials, the accident happened around 8 a.m. on Elam Road. Police confirmed that a Fort Stewart Department of Defense officer was on a motorcycle and attempting to make a left turn at the intersection of Elam Road and State Route 196. The motorcycle collided with a passenger vehicle due to reasons that are still under investigation. The officer was struck so forcefully that he was thrown onto the road.
Several emergency responders, including paramedics and fire crews, were immediately called to the scene to help those in need. The police officer, identified as 54-year-old Thomas Biele, was tragically pronounced dead after being rushed to Liberty Regional Medical Center. The other driver was not hurt but remained at the scene.
The roadway was blocked in the area of the intersection for some time following the crash. Police have not brought any charges against the driver of the passenger vehicle at this time.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the accident continues.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Thomas Biele.
Motorcycle Accidents in Georgia
There are many factors that contribute to serious motorcycle accidents every year in Georgia. However, one aspect remains the same: Each one of these accidents can be prevented when drivers pay close attention to the roads around them. The truth is that hundreds of motorcyclists continue to lose their lives in horrific accidents every year in the state of Georgia. In 2020, in fact, it is estimated that over 179 people were killed in motorcycle accidents and many others were seriously injured. If you have lost a loved one due to negligence in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you understand your legal options.
Losing somebody you love in a motorcycle accident can be a traumatic time in your life, especially if you have never faced a fatal accident before. You and your family may feel helpless and alone, which is why speaking with a Savannah motorcycle accident attorney is incredibly crucial. It is true that no amount of money that you receive can bring back someone’s life that has been lost in an accident. However, it can help you move forward on a financial level as you and your family are grieving. This is why you should speak with a Savannah wrongful death attorney immediately after your accident.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones following severe accidents. We have years of experience handling these claims and will stand by your side when you need it the most. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical expenses your loved one sustained
- Lost income
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
Please do not hesitate to contact a motorcycle accident attorney in Savannah at (888) 579-1790 to find out what options you have at this time.
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Disclaimer: At Kenneth S. Nugent, PC Attorneys at Law, we are always looking to improve the quality and safety of our state and have been saddened by the outcome of many accidents across Georgia. We hope to inform those in our community about these accidents in the hopes that they will work to avoid serious Georgia accidents in the future. These posts are not to be taken as a solicitation for business. The information within should never be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We hope that all involved in these accidents will receive a speedy recovery.