A car accident poses unique threats to those who are on motorcycles. Even with protective gear, bikers are more likely to experience serious injuries in collisions with larger and heavier vehicles. Recently, a biker suffered grave injuries after a collision with a moving vehicle. The Illinois driver said to be responsible for the crash was arrested and eventually charged with drunk driving.
Details of the crash
The crash happened as the biker was stopped at an intersection. Reports indicate the other vehicle approached the bike and rear-ended the Harley-Davidson, but it is not clear how fast the car was going at the time of the collision. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital for treatment with life-threatening injuries, and the crash is still under investigation.
The driver of the car was arrested at the scene. He is officially charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, driving under the influence and aggravated driving under the influence. Drunk driving charges are more serious and the penalties under conviction are steeper if the accused allegedly caused an accident and others suffered physical harm.
What is next?
The case is still under investigation by Illinois law enforcement, but the defendant would be wise to begin working on his defense strategy immediately. Regardless of the details of his case and the specific charges he is facing, it is in his interests to begin preparing how he will confront these charges. With the right help, he will be in a position to seek the most beneficial outcome possible to his specific case.