Douglas County motorcyclist killed by DUI driver who lost trailer

In my home Douglas County  today, a motorcyclist was killed when a trailer carrying aluminum cans that had separated from the pickup truck that was pulling it.  According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened around 1 p.m. near the intersection of Lee Road and Park Avenue in Douglas County. The pickup truck was going around a curve when the trailer behind separated, colliding with the motorcyclist. The driver of the pickup, Don Harold Yarbrough, 53, of Douglasville, was charged  with vehicular homicide, DUI, failing to maintain lane and failing to secure load. Police had not yet released the name of the victim.

This tragedy brings back to mind the death of my uncle, Abe Hartley in Douglasville, who was killed when someone pulled out in front of his Harley motorcycle as he crested a small hill near his home.

 

 

Ken Shigley is treasurer of the State Bar of Georgia, of which he has been elected to become president-elect on 6/19/10 and president on 6/4/11.  His law practice focuses on representing people who are catastrophically injured, and families of those killed, primarily in spinal cord injury , brain injury burn injury , products liability, trucking and bus accidents, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and cases. Much of his practice is focused on tractor trailer, big rig, 18 wheeler, truck and bus crashes.  He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy,  has been listed as a "Super Lawyer" (Atlanta Magazine), among the "Legal Elite" (Georgia Trend Magazine), and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (Martindale). 

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