In Ohio during the early morning of June 25th of 2017, a fatal motorcycle accident occurred. The motorcycle accident left one man dead, and another woman injured. Both the man and the woman were from Marion County, Ohio. Officers received a call around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and arrived within minutes.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a male 34 years of age, was driving a motorcycle northbound on State Route 746, when the motorcycle went off the right side of the road for an unknown reason. It does not appear another car came in contact with the motorcycle, though it is not for certain as the case is still under investigation. After veering off the right side of the road, the motorcycle then hit a mailbox and then a traffic sign, eventually overturning. The driver, along with his passenger, who is 33 years of age, were ejected from the motorcycle; still traveling at a fast speed.
When officers arrived at the scene of the accident, the driver was pronounced deceased immediately. Fortunately, the passenger was alive with non-life-threatening injuries. She was rushed to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center by MedFlight, and is being treated for her injuries, though she is expected to make a full recovery.
Neither the driver of the motorcycle nor the passenger were wearing helmets during the time of the accident. Though it is not for certain, officers suspect either drugs or alcohol to be a component in the crash. As the accident continues to be investigated, officers will look for all possible causes of the accident.
If you or a loved one has either been hurt, or fatally injured resulting from a motorcycle accident, it is important to find a qualified attorney. Contact a motorcycle injury lawyer today to schedule your consultation.