Jerseyville, Illinois Couple Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Crash
Posted on February 21st, 2011 by Zane Cagle
Two people were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident over the weekend. The driver, a 48-year old man and his passenger, a 48-year old woman, both of Jerseyville, Illinois were taken by ambulance to St. Louis University Hospital. The driver of the motorcycle has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to the Illinois State Police, the man was driving east on Route 16 near McGill Street in Jerseyville when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. The motorcycle hit a curb and overturned several times throwing both of the passengers from the bike. Police also indicated that neither rider was wearing a helmet. The driver was also charged with improper lane usage and having an expired registration according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Motorcycles can be one of the most dangerous vehicles to operate on the roads simply due to the passenger’s exposure. The freedom one feels when riding a motorcycle also makes them more vulnerable in a crash. The use of alcohol always compromises the safety of yourself or anyone else on the road near you. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle crash or auto crash where another driver was using alcohol, you may have a personal injury claim. If you have lost a loved one in a crash and a factor in the accident was alcohol use by another negligent driver, you may have a wrongful death claim.
Zane T. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm frequently represents victims of alcohol related vehicle crashes. In this type of tragedy, one needs an aggressive St. Louis personal injury attorney in represent their rights as victims. Thorough investigations are crucial to looking out for your financial well-being and you want an attorney who will put your interests first. Call 1(314) 276-1681 for your free consultation today.