When you’re driving and get into a crash with another person, that person can be held accountable if he or she caused the crash. Crashes result in heavy losses; you may have expenses related to your vehicle or have serious injuries that require ongoing medical treatment. In any case, it is vital to hold those who cause crashes accountable for their actions.
A Riverview man is accused of causing the deaths of two motorcyclists after the man struck the two on their motorcycle and left the scene. The man, 34, faces accusations of DUI manslaughter along with leaving the scene of an accident (hit and run). According to the story, the victims, 25 and 37, had been heading north at the time of the crash. At approximately 9:35 p.m., a 2009 Lexus that was headed south attempted to make a left-hand turn, causing the collision.
Both the people on the motorcycle were ejected and landed on the pavement. One rider died at the scene, while the other died at the hospital following the crash.
After the incident, the 34-year-old man fled to his home. There, the police later found him and took him to the scene for arrest. There is no indication about why they believe he was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
In cases like this, you may be able to file a claim and get compensation from the party responsible for your injuries. It’s your right to receive care and to be compensated if you are hurt because someone else committed a crime or struck you.
Source: Tampa Bay Times, “FHP: Riverview man drove drunk, killed 2 motorcyclists,” Langston Taylor, April 15, 2018