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Drunk Motorcyclist Plows Through Group of Cyclists

Getting behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking is a bad idea. Getting behind the handlebars of a motorcycle? Also a bad idea. According to the California Highway Patrol, a man from Clovis lost control of his Harley Davidson while riding in Fresno County. He veered off the pavement and while trying to regain control of his motorcycle, he hit a group of three men riding bicycles. All three men were taken to a nearby medical center with major injuries. The perpetrator suffered minor injuries which were treated at the hospital before he was booked into county jail on felony DUI charges. Drunk Motorcycling Normally, when someone suffers injuries in an accident involving alcohol and motorcycles, it’s the motorcyclist being hit by a drunk driver. But drunk motorcyclists can inflict injuries, as seen in the above accident. An NHTSA report from 2010 shows that motorcycle riders who have BAC levels…
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California Bicyclist Killed by DUI Driver

A 59-year-old man in Oceanside was recently killed in a bicycle accident. The man was riding his bike in the late afternoon when a 19-year-old woman driving a 2002 Ford Explorer veered off to the right of the road, striking the cyclist. He died at the scene. Police arrested the woman on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. She could face charges including felony driving under the influence of drugs and felony vehicular manslaughter. Fatal Bicycle Accident Statistics The number of cyclists killed in collisions in California has remained consistent over the course of the last few years: 164 in 2013, 142 in 2014, 153 in 2015 and 143 in 2016. In the United States, in 2015, more than two people died in bicycle accidents every day of the year. And in 35 percent of those accidents, alcohol was involved. With more than 800 deaths every year in…
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Is Drunk Driving to Blame of this Hit and Run Bicycle Accident?

A California woman was arrested for drunk driving after she allegedly hit a cyclist and abandoned him on the street. Only hours before the accident, she had boasted about her new Mercedes on social media. A local bus driver says that he saw the exact model of car commit a hit and run. The police later arrested the woman for drunk driving. They identified that the new car had damages that would be consistent with the bicycle accident. She has been charged with hit-and-run and drunk driving. The cyclist has cuts and possibly also a broken leg. A Lawyer Can Help You Seek Justice After a Drunk Driving Collision It appears that this cycling accident was caused by the woman’s poor judgement. She decided to drive drunk, and after her negligence caused someone harm, she left an injured person on the street. In cases like this, a personal injury lawyer…
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