Last week on Tuesday, a tragic motorcycle and car accident occurred, leaving one driver dead. Stephen Andrew Wust, a 26 year old from Covington, Georgia was pronounced dead at the scene early Tuesday morning.
A 1999 Toyota Camry attempted to make a left turn off of Sigman Road as the driver was traveling north going onto Interstate 20. It was a little after 5 a.m. when Stephen Wust was traveling south at the same time the Camry was about to turn left.
When the Camry turned towards the on-ramp to the Interstate, it turned right in front of Wust, who was on his motorcycle. This caused Wust to lay the motorcycle down. He was thrown toward the entrance of the interstate as his motorcycle slid away. Wust was then tragically struck and run over by the driver of the Camry.
The driver of the Camry did not have any injuries as a result of this deadly accident but will likely face criminal charges as a result of this fatal motorcycle accident in he days ahead. The investigation into this tragic event continues and will be followed here.
In other news, the woman driver involved in last week’s traffic crash that killed a Covington motorcyclist was charged with homicide by vehicle by the Sheriff’s Office.
Judith C. Lorier, 66, of 2154 Rolling Acres Drive, was also charged with failure to yield right of way in making a left turn. She was booked into the Rockdale County Jail on Wednesday and released on $1,100 bond, according to RCSO spokeswoman Jodi Shupe.
Roadway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please be care and always look twice before making sudden turns or actions. The life you save could be your own.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.