Aggressive Driving Responsible for Motorcycle Accident

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.

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