Huntsville Motorcyclist Killed by Drunk Driver
November 13th, 2012|
Nov. 13, 2012
A 54-year-old motorcyclist from Alabama was killed last week as the result of a collision with a vehicle driven by a man suspected of drunken driving. A story from Al.com says the crash occurred at around 9 p.m. on Saturday night at the corner of Stringfield Road and Highway 53 in Huntsville.
Reports indicate the victim, who was from the town of Harvest, was passing through the intersection with the right-of-way while riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He was then hit by a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The impact of the Alabama Car Accident left the motorcyclist dead at the scene, while the driver of the pickup was unharmed.
Upon arriving at the scene of the Alabama car accident and conducting an initial investigation of the crash, Huntsville police officers were able to determine that the 70-year-old man driving the pickup was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was taken into custody, and charges are pending the outcome of an investigation.
Statistics show that a drunk driver is responsible for killing one person approximately every 48 minutes, with thousands of those lives being bikers each year.
The Birmingham Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers send their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim. The firm would also encourage motorists to never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol. Instead, call a taxi, friend, or family member to get you home safely.