On Friday, July 3, 2009 a motorcyclist was hit by a drunk driver, sending the motorcyclist to the hospital with serious injuries. The drunk driver had sideswiped him while he was attempting to make a turn across an intersection. He was thrown off his bike.
The drunk driver continued down the road, turned into a parking lot and smashed into the back of a parked car. A driver was in that car but was not seriously injured.
The drunk driver received citations for both driving under the influence of alcohol and making an improper left turn.
Motorcyclists are at risk for many forms of motorcycle accidents, but none are as serious as those caused by inattentive drivers. People in larger vehicles like semi-trucks and SUVs too often fail to take motorcycle riders into account.
If you have been involved in any form of auto accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for your injuries. Please contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Long & Long in Mobile, Alabama today to schedule your initial claim evaluation.