Aggressive Driving Responsible for Motorcycle Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Police say a 26-year-old male on a motorcycle was killed in an
accident that started when he pushed a side mirror trying to get a driver's
attention. He did this when an SUV attempted to switch lanes almost hitting
him. There aren’t details on the events leading up to the incident
but things intensified, and the SUV ended up hitting the motorcycle which
in turn hit a fire hydrant, and its rider died at the scene. The driver
of the SUV stayed at the scene the Police questioned her. The Police said
that there would not be any charges filed, at this time.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have defined aggressive
driving as a behavior of an individual who endangers another person or
property by committing traffic offenses. Some examples of aggressive driving
are tailgating, improper or erratic lane changing, illegal driving on
the shoulder, ditch, sidewalk, median, racing and driving too fast for
conditions. Between 2003 and 2007 56% of the fatal crashes were classified
as aggressive driving under this reporting system.
Has someone you know or yourself been in a car accident as a result of
aggressive driving? Take the first step today by scheduling a free consultation
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