Missouri Motorcycle Accident Claims Rider's Life
Motorcycles offer little protection to riders in the event of an accident, and the chances of a motorcyclist being seriously injured or killed in a collision is extremely high. In fact, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that there were a total of 2,051 motorcyclists injured and another 73 killed in 2013.
The St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyers at Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers explain that a motorcyclist was killed in a collision over the weekend. The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. at the crossing of North Second and Lawrence streets in the city of St. Charles, Missouri.
Reports indicate the 44-year-old victim was riding a motorcycle with a female passenger when a Jeep driven by an allegedly intoxicated motorist failed to come to a halt at a stop sign. The Jeep collided with the motorcycle, killing the bike’s operator and seriously injuring the passenger. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, this was the second fatal accident involving the Jeep’s driver in the past year.
At Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers, we are aware of the risks motorcyclists face each time they take to the road. That’s why our St. Louis personal injury lawyers would like to send our condolences to the family of the man who was killed. We would also like to wish the passenger a speedy and full recovery.