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Intoxication leads to death of motorcycle passenger

Riding a motorcycle is an activity enjoyed by many Americans across the country. Every day, there are motorcycles crisscrossing roads and zooming through countryside and cityscape. Most of these trips go without incident. Unfortunately, as a recent incident demonstrated, there are motorcycle rides that end in tragedy.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident earlier this month. The woman was a passenger on a Harley Davidson bike that was driven by a man who sustained only minor injuries. At first, the Texas DPS reported that a deer may have contributed to the crash. After investigation, however, it was determined that there was no evidence of a deer in the road and that the crash likely was due to a mix of taking a curve too fast and intoxication. The driver of the motorcycle has been charged with the second-degree felony of Intoxication Manslaughter. After seeing the man's mugshot, the family of the deceased woman told authorities they didn't recognize him or know how he was acquainted with the woman.

Obviously, moving on with a level head from such tragic situations is an extremely difficult task, but families aren't without options. When the life of a loved one is taken due to the negligence of another party, there should be justice. In this situation, it certainly seems like the man - considering his intoxication - was at fault, and the charge against him only helps to cement that possibility. Pursing justice can help families move on and cope with funeral expenses, possible medical expenses and more.

Nothing can ever replace the life of a loved one, but pursuing legal options can help those involved move through the loss as comfortable as possible. Seeking the assistance of an experience attorney can help those in such situations understand all options available to them. For more information, please visit our motor vehicle accidents page.

Source: 12newsnow.com, "Family mourning loss of Buna woman who died in deadly motorcycle accident," Sheri Aldrich and Troy Kless, March 22, 2017

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