Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
On a fine summer day, roads seem to unfurl beneath the wheels of a motorcycle. The feelings of movement and freedom combine to give riders an unmatchable thrill. Unfortunately, the sensations of motorcycling are tempered by knowledge that not all drivers of cars and trucks pay enough attention to traffic to notice cycles.
When drivers are drunk, their abilities to focus, steer, brake and react are all significantly diminished, making it much more likely that they will be involved in a motorcycle accident. The Ohio State Patrol sees collisions of cars and cycles far too often, as they did on a recent morning not far from Akron.
It was just before 7 a.m. when a motorcyclist was riding north on Route 700 in Hiram Township. A car traveling south made a left turn directly in front of the cycle, troopers said. The cycle slammed into the car, throwing the 58-year-old rider from his bike. A second vehicle then hit the motorcyclist lying helpless in the road.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, a news report stated.
The 28-year-old driver of the first car has been charged with OWI. His blood alcohol level, tested at the scene of the crash, was more than double the legal threshold.
For the family of the Newton Falls man, life will never be the same. Their loved one is forever gone.
Some families will be motivated by a desire to do all they can to stop more drunken drivers. One of the ways they do that is by filing a wrongful death claim and punishing the perpetrator financially; legally compelling him or her to pay for the destruction they caused and the life they ended.
Please see our page titled Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Serving Ohio to learn more about how the law firm of Kisling, Nestico & Redick can serve you.