A Colorado man is dead after getting involved in an accident on his motorcycle, and reports allege that the woman who hit him was under the influence at the time.
The accident happened on Thursday, June 27, at about 12:45 a.m. Per an officer with the Colorado State Patrol, the motorcyclist and another driver were both heading south on Interstate 25. In the car, which was behind the motorcycle, was a 34-year-old woman from Fort Collins. She and the bike were in the right lane. As they got close to the exit for Harmony Road, her car slammed into the back of the motorcycle.
The rider was ejected from the bike. At about 2:30 a.m., emergency crews determined that he had passed away at the scene.
The woman who hit him got out of her car and tried to flee from the scene. A K-9 unit responded and quickly apprehended her. Reports claim she wound up with minor injuries. The CSP thinks that alcohol played a role in the accident.
This is not the first time that the woman has caused a deadly accident in Colorado. Back in 2015, she caused a three-vehicle wreck that injured numerous people and killed an 88-year-old woman from Loveland. She was charged with careless driving and pleaded guilty.
Her record stretches all the way back to 2004 when she got a handful of misdemeanor charges for driving while impaired and related issues. In 2009, she got a DUI and pleaded guilty to it.
When you lose a loved one due to the reckless, negligent actions of another driver, you must know all of the legal options you have.