In Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, motorcycles seem to be one of the first signs of spring. When the weather warms up after a long, cold winter, motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere head for the open roads.
Motorcyclists face enough danger from other drivers who are not paying close enough attention to the road, or even those who are drinking. Riders who themselves add to those ever-present risks by drinking before they ride also increase their chances of being injured in a motorcycle accident.
That was the case recently when a Pennsylvania man’s wife was killed in a motorcycle accident after he had been drinking. Now the man is facing charges for his wife’s death and being held in jail on $60,000 bond.
What started out as an enjoyable springtime ride turned into a tragic situation. The accident investigation revealed that the man was attempting to negotiate a curve when his motorcycle struck a guardrail. He managed to maintain control of the bike, but his wife came off of the bike. It apparently took the man some time to realize that his wife had been thrown, because he traveled several hundred yards after the motorcycle accident before returning to his wife.
The motorcyclist was given a blood test at a Pennsylvania hospital where it was revealed his blood alcohol content was above the legal limit.
In this case the suspect has already paid dearly for his alleged mistakes.
Victims of motorcycle accidents and their families have rights to seek justice and compensation and it is a good idea for them to speak with an attorney to better understand these rights.