Drunk Driving to Blame for Fatal Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident
October 15, 2013
While the risks of drinking and driving are high enough for motorists, the dangers are magnified for those riding motorcycles, due to the lack of protection bikes offer. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently named motorcyclists as one of the most at-risk groups when it comes to drinking and driving accidents.
The Philadelphia Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with Lundy Law explain this point was recently underscored by a fatal crash that occurred earlier this month in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
An article from NBC-Philadelphia News stated the collision happened at approximately 7:45 p.m. Friday, October 4, along Route 322 outside of West Bradford Township. The 22-year-old driver of a 1999 Ford Mustang was heading west in the eastbound lane of the road when he collided head-on with a motorcycle being driven by a 35-year-old Downingtown man. The Mustang then spun out of control and collided with a 2008 BMW.
The impact of the initial collision claimed the life of the motorcyclist at the scene, while the driver of the BMW suffered serious injuries. Meanwhile, investigators determined the driver of the Mustang was under the influence at the time of the crash and placed him under arrest.
Lundy Law’s Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult overcoming injuries caused by an accident with a drunk driver can be. That’s why the firm suggests speaking with a qualified attorney about your legal rights if you have been harmed by an intoxicated motorist’s negligence.