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Driver struck motorcycles when allegedly under influence of drugs

A motorcycle accident just outside of the Los Angeles area resulted in one death and three individuals being critically injured. The accident occurred in Palmdale on Saturday, October 19th, at around 3:15 p.m. The California Highway Patrol reported that the driver of a motor vehicle that purportedly caused the crash may have been under the influence of drugs.

The motor vehicle driven by a 19-year-old man apparently plowed into three motorcycles at the intersection of Bouquet Canyon and Elizabeth Lake road. The victim killed in the crash was 58-years-old. Injured in the crash included a 41-year-old man, a 60-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman. The driver of the motor vehicle was said to have received minor injuries in the accident and was being held on $50,000 bail. The driver was scheduled to appear in Antelope Valley Municipal Court.

Though we have not been provided with much else information as to how this accident occurred, attorneys representing the victims of this crash will likely want this matter to be sufficiently investigated. Attorneys will attempt to put together details of the crash and interview all witnesses concerning what occurred. The attorneys will also represent the victims in any hearings or settlement negotiations that take place concerning the accident.

This incident reveals how significant an accident involving motorcycles can be. Unfortunately, many drivers do not take this in consideration while driving on the roads. Drivers often ignore the presence of motorcycles, drive inattentively or, as possibly happened here, drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Knowing this, it is sometimes surprising that more motorcycle riders are not injured on the road.

Source: CBS Los Angeles, "1 Dead, 3 Critically Injured in Palmdale Crash Between 3 Motorcyclists, Alleged DUI Driver," Oct. 20, 201

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