The influence of alcohol or drugs can have a devastating impact on a person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Those who get behind the wheel while impaired may struggle to track nearby vehicles and fail to make a variety of judgment calls that are essential to safe driving. Impairment and speeding are said to have been contributing factors in a recent car accident that claimed the life of a 37-year-old motorcycle rider in Maryland.
According to reports, authorities responded to the scene after receiving several reports about a collision involving multiple vehicles. Reports indicate that the accident occurred when the driver of a southbound car suddenly rear-ended a nearby motorcycle. Authorities indicate that the car proceeded to collide with another vehicle soon thereafter and say that the driver continued to travel for nearly a mile before coming to a stop.
Reports indicate that the rider of the bike was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Authorities have advised that speeding and impairment were contributing factors in the crash. Reports indicate that the driver of the car has been taken into custody and that charges will be filed once the investigation into the incident is complete.
No family should have to endure the unexpected loss of a loved one in a car accident due to the actions of an impaired driver. Those who suffer loss under similar circumstances and wish to know more about their available options for restitution could choose to consult with legal counsel for advice. An attorney in Maryland can address the circumstances a client is facing and assist him or her in preparing to seek restitution through a wrongful death claim.