There are many different ways to legally use California roadways. Unfortunately, some of these ways carry more risks than others. For example, motorcyclists have little protection if they get into an accident, putting them at greater risk of harm if they are involved in a collision. Unfortunately, a motorcyclist recently died in an alleged drunk driving crash.
The incident that led to the man's death happened just before 7 p.m. on a day in late October. According to reports, a 26-year-old driver of a sedan was stopped at a red light in the turn lane. However, police say that the driver drove through the light, making a left turn at the intersection.
Unfortunately, police reports claim that the sedan struck a motorcyclist who, unfortunately, died at the scene. Police delayed the release of the the man's identity, pending notification of his family. While the driver of the sedan was arrested, suspected of drunk driving, the incident remains under investigation, and police are asking anyone with information to contact them.
Many drivers in California have made a mistake at a traffic light. It is unclear what led police to believe that the man in the sedan was drunk driving at the time of the accident. To help him respond to the accusations against him, the defendant may seek the guidance of an experienced attorney. Such a professional can help him examine the evidence against him and create a criminal defense that is appropriate for his unique case; discussions will likely include a discussion regarding whether to fight the allegations in court or try to negotiate a plea deal.
Source: fox5sandiego.com, "Motorcyclist killed after being struck by suspected drunk driver", Oct. 31, 2017