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Huntsville Motorcyclist Killed by Drunk Driver

by Staff Blogger | 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.

Birmingham Man Charged with Manslaughter After Motorcycle Crash

by nil | August 26th, 2011

August 26, 2011

A Birmingham, Alabama, man has been charged with manslaughter and was booked into the Jefferson County Jail last week after causing a fatal car and motorcycle collision in March 2011, reports The Birmingham News.

The man is now being held on $15,000 bond.

The fatal car accident occurred at 10:41 p.m. on Friday, March 25, in the 600 block of Bankhead Highway. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Bill Yates has said that the 32-year-old victim—a man from Birmingham—was traveling down Bankhead on his motorcycle when a car turned in front of him. The motorcycle then slammed into the passenger door of the car.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

Later, police found that the driver of the car was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The victim, who worked as a security officer, was survived by his wife, two sons, and his parents and a brother. A memorial fund has been set up for his children at Regions bank.

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If you or someone you know has been involved in an Alabama accident or suffered an Alabama injury, the Alabama accident attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers can help.