On Saturday, October 12th, an 18-year-old motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on SR 303 in Hudson, Ohio when an SUV made a left turn in front of him onto St. Regis, causing the motorcycle to collide with the side of the SUV. Although the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the drunk driving accident, he died from his injuries the next day at Akron City Hospital.
According to police, the driver of the SUV – a 47-year-old man – has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, as well as aggravated vehicular homicide. After the fatal motorcycle accident, he remained at the scene and called 911. He did not pass a field sobriety test, and refused a breathalyzer.
Whenever a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle, they are choosing to place the lives of other motorists at risk. If their reckless behavior causes the injury or wrongful death of another person, they can and should be held accountable for the victim’s losses – or the family’s losses, in the event of a death.
If you have been seriously injured, or if your loved one has been killed in a drunk driving accident in Ohio, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. or call (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free case evaluation. Our experienced Columbus motorcycle accident attorneys represent injured victims throughout Columbus, Dublin, New Albany, and the rest of Ohio.