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Alcohol can contribute to cause of motorcycle accidents

Deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents are tragic. Motorcycle accidents caused by drunk drivers are seen as among the most tragic as they are considered to be avoidable. A recent motorcycle accident in Maryland that took the life of the cyclist is believed to have been caused by a drunk driver. The young woman facing charges in the crash is believed to have been under the influence of alcohol.

A 21-year-old woman was driving a GMC truck about 8:30 p.m. on a recent Friday. She pulled her truck out of a parking lot into traffic and directly in front of a north-bound motorcycle. The motorcyclist suffered catastrophic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation of the accident determined that it was caused by the truck driver's failure to yield to the oncoming motorcycle. Police also reported that the woman appeared to be driving under the influence. She faces multiple charges, including drunk driving and vehicular homicide. She is being held in a local jail without bond.

Motorcycle accidents caused by drunk drivers are among the hardest automobile accidents to deal with because they are seen as being so easily preventable. Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver is a horrible pain to bear. A family's life will be forever changed by the accident, and no one can reverse that change. A person in Maryland who has faced such a tragedy may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney. A knowledgeable attorney can review the facts of the accident and advise the client as to what legal options may be available.

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