A New Hampshire community is mourning the loss of a 23-year-old woman’s life. The woman recently climbed aboard a motorcycle as a passenger, not knowing that her life was about to end. The man driving the motorcycle, a 43-year-old, is now facing criminal charges in connection with a tragic collision that took place when his vehicle left the road.
Investigators say that alcohol was a factor in the fatal collision
The man who was driving the motorcycle walked away with minor injuries that night after crashing the vehicle into a grove of trees. Sadly, his passenger did not have the same outcome. The force of impact in the crash resulted in fatal injuries to the young woman.
Motorcyclist is now facing multiple criminal charges
Fatal collisions are often determined to have been caused by driver negligence. In this particular case, police say they have reason to believe that the man who was operating the motorcycle when it crashed was acting under the influence of alcohol. He has been charged with DWI. The man is also facing charges for negligent homicide.
Filing a personal injury claim after a fatal motorcycle collision
When a loss of life occurs in a New Hampshire collision, it is always especially tragic when the decedent is a young adult or child. Learning that a collision may have been avoidable were it not for a driver’s irresponsible decision to drink and drive intensifies the grief and sorrow of such cases. State law allows an immediate family member of a deceased accident victim to seek restitution by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court against the person deemed responsible for the collision that resulted in a loved one’s death.