A truck driver from has been arrested and charged after allegedly killing five bicyclists in a truck accident. According to media reports, the man crashed into a group of bicyclists who were cycling through the desert. The man said that he accidentally fell asleep at the wheel. However, the prosecution claimed that he had high levels of methamphetamine in his system at the time of the accident.
As a result of the bike accident, the man is facing 14 felony charges, including reckless driving. The man has hired an attorney to represent him during the case.
In the state of Nevada, people are not charged with having methamphetamine in their system unless test results show 100 nanograms per milliliter of blood. Test results showed that this man had 950 nanograms per millimeter of blood in his system. As a result, driving under the influence has been added to his list of felony charges.
Are cyclists at risk when they go biking on the road?
If bicyclists take the proper safety measures, they should be safe when they go cycling on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t respect bicyclists’ right to the road. They might honk at cyclists, try to intimidate them or drive in the bicycle lanes. If a driver is not paying attention, their recklessness could lead to a catastrophic accident.
In many cases, bicycle accidents are caused by other drivers on the road. However, crashes can also be caused by work zones and poorly maintained roads. They can even be caused by defective equipment. Whatever the case, an attorney may help a crash victim file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. You might be able to recoup some of your financial damages to help you recover faster and make up for income that you’ve lost.