Fatal Fourth of July Georgia Bicycle Accident Claims Life of Marietta Man
Posted on Jul 18, 2011
On Monday, July 4, 2011, a Marietta man was involved in a fatal bicycle accident in Sandy Springs, GA. Police indicated that the male cyclist was struck from behind while riding his bicycle on Roswell Road.
Sandy Springs Police arrived about 7:00 AM Monday to the scene of the accident on Roswell Road near Hightower Trail. Their investigation indicated that two cyclists were traveling southbound on Roswell Road when a car traveling in the same direction hit one of the cyclists from behind.
52-year-old Bryan Morgan, of Marietta, was the cyclist struck in the bicycle crash. He was taken to North Fulton Hospital and was later pronounced dead. The other cyclist riding with Bryan Morgan was his 25-year-old son, who was not injured.
Morgan was hit by a 51-year-old female driver in a maroon Toyota Camry. Police have not released her name to the media as of yet. No charges have been filed because the investigation is still open at this time. Police are trying to determine if the bicyclist failed to yield to the car or if the driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the bicyclist.
Police do not believe that alcohol was involved in this Georgia bicycle crash.
Sadly, this fatal bicycle accident involving a car took place just days after the new bicycle safety law went into effect in Georgia. The new law now states that vehicles are required to keep at least three feet of distance when passing a bicyclist.
We are saddened to hear of this fatality and extend our condolences to the family and friends of Bryan Morgan during this difficult time.