Posted by: Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC
Driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances is a major threat to public safety. Many drivers in Ohio know that the road is dangerous enough when driving sober. Unfortunately, other drivers fail to consider that and drive without the safety of other people on the road in mind.
A 32-year-old man is now under custody facing multiple traffic violations after allegedly causing a motorcycle crash that left two people in critical condition. Police believe that the arrestee was under the influence of alcohol or drugs – or both – at the time of the crash.
According to the reports, a 19-year-old male motorcyclist and his female passenger were traveling west on U.S. 33 when the accused drunk driver’s car, traveling at around 55 miles per hour and heading south, turned in front of the victims’ approaching motorcycle. The motorcycle riders were thrown from the motorcycle. They were both wearing helmets.
Emergency responders transported the victims to a hospital. The motorcycle rider was at the hospital’s intensive care unit in critical condition. His passenger was also listed in critical condition.
The car driver did not report any injuries. However, he is now facing hit-and-run, aggravated vehicular assault, drunk driving and driving under suspension charges.
No one can tell when a motorcycle accident can happen, but once it does it can result in serious injuries and death. Unfortunately, based on the motorcycle’s size and protection, a motorcycle rider is likely to sustain serious injuries.
Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can come with substantial medical expenses, lost wages and physical and emotional trauma. When the victim dies, the victim’s family not only has to cope with the pain and suffering, but also with funeral costs and loss of companionship. The victim or the victim’s family may wish to consider their legal options against the negligent driver to seek fair compensation.