What May Have Contributed to a Motorcycle Accident?
Riding a motorcycle can be a fun, alternative mode of transportation. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle can also impose additional risks to drivers if they are involved in an accident because motorcycles provide little protection to the driver when involved in a collision. Because of the risks posed by motorcycles, both motorcyclists and individuals driving cars need to take precautions to help keep each other and themselves safe on the roadways. One important precaution to take is to never drive under the influence. Recently, a motorcycle accident occurred in Milwaukee in which driving under the influence is believed to have been a factor.
The accident happened on Friday, September 25, 2020 on the Port of Milwaukee exit on Interstate 794. The accident occurred around 9:30 pm. Law enforcement officials believe the motorcyclist failed to negotiate the curve of the exit, which resulted in the driver being thrown from the motorcycle. When the motorcyclist was thrown, she went over the wall and landed on railroad tracks that are located next to the freeway. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where she received treatment for minor injuries sustained in the crash. The motorcyclist was subsequently arrested for operating while intoxicated.
This accident demonstrates the danger of driving while under the influence. Driving while under the influence increases the risk of being involved in an accident. Alcohol can impair judgment and reaction time, which reduces the time drivers have to react to potential hazards in the roadway. In 2018, over 4,500 motorcyclist were killed in traffic accidents. Of those killed, more than 25% of the motorcyclists had been driving under the influence. If you are drinking, you should not be driving. We can help keep the roads safer for all by ensuring that we do not drive under the influence.