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Three Motorcycle Crashes Over the Weekend in South Bend


Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Jul 12, 2016 in Motorcycle Accidents

truck crushed motorcycleThere were three motorcycle crashes over the weekend in South Bend, two of which were fatal.

On Saturday, a motorcyclist was killed when a Pontiac Grand Am crossed the center line and struck the motorcycle. The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office charged the 35-year-old driver with a Level 4 Felony for Causing Death When Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Schedule I or II Controlled Substance in the Blood. The prosecutor's office also charged her with Driving While Suspended.

The accident happened in South Bend on Ironwood. The Pontiac Grand Am was heading north in the inside lane when it crossed the center line and hit the motorcycle, which was traveling in the opposite direction in the inside lane. The motorcyclist passed away at Memorial Hospital of South Bend the next day due to the life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash.

On Sunday, a motorcyclist died after hitting the side of a pickup truck. This accident is still under investigation. The driver was a 22-year-old from Goshen who was traveling north on State Road 15. A pickup truck was making a left turn into a truck stop when the accident occurred. He sustained injuries to his face, head and right arm.

In a third accident, a motorcycle crossed the center line and hit three cars traveling in the opposite direction. The motorcyclist is at Memorial Hospital of South Bend getting treatment for serious injuries. The 50-year-old rider was not wearing a helmet. At this point, authorities do not think alcohol was a factor in the crash.

If you or a loved one has been critically injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the South Bend motorcycle accident lawyers at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak for your free, no obligation consultation.

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