Dallas readers who ride motorcycles know that sometimes accidents happen when a driver isn't paying attention. A motorcycle rider who is struck by a car can end up with life-threatening wounds, or could end up dead. Without the protection of a vehicle's body, it's no wonder motorcyclists are often badly hurt. You might be pleased to know that not even the police are above the law when it comes to accidents involving motorcyclists. An accident recently reached the national news because the officer involved has been sentenced to 13 years for a crash in which he was involved.
According to the Nov. 26 news, the officer involved in the fatal crash was driving drunk when he crashed his police cruiser into two motorcyclists stopped at a traffic light. The man was convicted just last month on nine total charges. The most serious of the charges was one for driving with a blood-alcohol content level above 0.15 percent and being involved in a fatal accident. According to news about the incident, the 2010 wreck killed a 30-year-old man and resulted in the officer being suspended without pay.