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Driver's third DWI kills motorcyclist

Posted by Ken Doane | Oct 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

It should not be any surprise to people in Indiana that driving a motor vehicle after drinking or while under the influence of drugs is not only illegal but incredibly reckless and dangerous. Despite many public awareness campaigns over the years, sadly there remain people who will not put away their keys after they have consumed alcohol or used drugs. Even sadder is the fact that innocent people continue to be hurt or killed because of this.

This can be seen in a recent case involving the unnecessary death of a man who was only 50 years due to a driver who was reportedly under the influence of methamphetamine. The incident occurred on a weekday afternoon when the man who died was riding his motorcyle along a street in Monroe County. At the same time, a man who is 36 years old was driving a car on the same street in the opposite direction. This man, however, was drugged and drove onto the other side of the road right into oncoming traffic, striking the biker head-on.

The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene of the crash. The drugged driver has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated causing death. He was also driving on a suspended license. This DWI marks his third in 14 years. 

Family members who lose loved ones in senseless accidents like this might find learning about their compensation options from an attorney one helpful step in their grieving process. 

Source: Indiana Daily Student, "Police arrest Bloomington man for connection to a fatal motorcycle accident," October 23, 2017

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