A Texas motorcyclist recently suffered serious injuries after being struck by a reportedly intoxicated motorist. Police said the motorist who struck him ended up fleeing the scene before being caught. The man now faces criminal charges in connection with the unfortunate accident.
How the motorcycle crash happened
According to police, the recent motorcycle accident occurred when an 18-year-old man was driving a car behind a motorcyclist in a street’s center lane. The car driver then reportedly rear-ended the motorcycle and fled. However, he allegedly hit a parked motor vehicle while attempting to flee.
Police said a witness ended up following the man to a home and contacting police thereafter. The man was then arrested and charged with not stopping to render aid during the accident. He has also been charged with causing a serious injury due to intoxication assault. If he is convicted, he may receive a prison sentence of 10 years.
The motorcyclist’s legal rights following the accident
The motorcyclist who was injured in the Texas crash has the option of filing a personal injury claim against the car driver who reportedly struck him, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. If the car driver is convicted on his criminal charges, proof of the conviction could be presented in civil court with the goal of establishing liability for the injury accident. A successfully fought personal injury claim might lead to damages to cover hospital bills, the loss of wages and other expenses associated with the two-vehicle collision.