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Drunk driving suspected after man killed in motorcycle accident

A man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Las Vegas Boulevard earlier this month. An accident like this can be a sudden and heart-wrenching loss for all involved. In this instance, the driver of the vehicle that struck the motorcyclist is under investigation for their role in the crash.

The fatal motorcycle accident occurred in broad daylight, at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon. The victim was riding his motorcycle on Las Vegas Boulevard when he collided with a black four-door sedan. Both the motorcycle and the car went off the road. Emergency crews did everything to save the man's life, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at about 1 p.m. Las Vegas police have arrested the driver of the sedan for suspicion of DUI.

If the driver is found to have been intoxicated at the time of the crash, and if there is evidence the intoxication played a role in causing the accident, the state may file vehicular homicide charges against the driver. The family of the motorcyclist who lost his life is likely looking for answers to the crash that took their loved one from them. Answers can be sought in a number of different ways; a full investigation may well turn up additional clues.

When a fatal accident occurs, an investigation may help point families in the right direction as to what to do next. If it appears the driver was negligent and that this negligence was a substantial cause of the accident, there are ways to collect financially from responsible parties or their insurance companies. Even if the driver wasn't insured, it may be possible to collect from the deceased victim's own uninsured motorist coverage. These options are available in certain situations in which negligent behavior, like intoxicated driving, has led to an innocent person's injury or death.

Source: ktnv.com, "Update: Coroner identifies motorcyclist killed Saturday," Bryce Riley, February 4, 2017

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