Update: Motorcyclist Killed in N. Highland Ave. Crash

The names of the drivers have yet to be released.

A motorcyclist died Saturday after colliding with an SUV on N. Highland Avenue at Amsterdam Avenue Friday night.

Police said the motorcycle crashed into the SUV around 10:15 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 10.

The motorcyclist was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital on Friday night and died Saturday, according to 11 Alive.

The SUV was traveling north and turned onto Amsterdam from N. Highland Avenue as the motorcycle was crossing the intersection.

The driver of the SUV was not injured.

No charges have been filed and investigators are working to determine who is at fault.

The names of the drivers have yet to be released.

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PLD August 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM
seems like a pretty easy determination of fault - SUV was traveling North and turned onto Amsterdam - if it turned left, it turned in front of the motorcycle - SUV's fault unless they were turning on the arrow. If they turned right, motorcycle failed to yield - motorcycle's fault. Why do I have the feeling they turned left after the arrow and right in front of the motorcycle?
smt August 12, 2012 at 05:39 PM
not really - and I didn't think there was an arrow at that light. Even so, if the SUV turned left - yes, their fault (unless the motorcyclist ran a red light). If SUV turned right on red, still SUV's fault for not yielding to oncoming traffic (again assuming the motorcyclist had the green light). So, will be interesting to hear what really happened.
MG August 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM
No turn arrow there, some times sketchy left turn if someone traveling south is also waiting to turn. Can't see
J.d. Kellum August 15, 2012 at 06:29 PM
He is NOT dead -- but in critical condition. I called Grady on Monday after not hearing from him since Friday night (I saw him at 9pm right before he drove off...) Lots of prayers...long road to recovery ahead. Going to see him again tonight.
MLP Neighbor August 17, 2012 at 04:09 PM
No left turn arrow at that light. More than likely SUV driver texting or some other form of rectal-cranial inversion. I ride down Highland all the time, and I'm always on the lookout for idiot drivers.


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