On August 13, a 20-year-old male motorcyclist led Nebraska State Patrol officers on a high-speed chase that lasted for 24 minutes and covered a total of 32 miles of Nebraska roadway. The Omaha World-Herald reports that police arrested the man for several traffic violations. Local residents complained about unsafe motorcyclists, prompting state patrol officers to watch for safety issues on Saturday night. The man separated from a pack of 20 motorcyclists at approximately 8:00 PM and was clocked riding at 158 miles per hour on West Dodge Road. Police also suspect that the man has a fake motorcycle license plate and an unregistered motorcycle.
Motorcyclists who do not follow basic safety regulations and adhere to driving laws put pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists at risk for serious injuries and fatalities. The same holds true for any motorist of any type of vehicle who fails to adhere to traffic laws. Driving at such a high rate of speed makes it difficult to negotiate turns and stop quickly in the event of an accident or traffic stoppage. When a negligent motorist causes a serious accident, a lawyer can help you recover the financial compensation you need to pay medical expenses and repair or replace your vehicle.
The Omaha personal injury attorneys at Cullan & Cullan use their experience and skills to handle accident cases involving big rigs, motorcycles, tractor trailers and other vehicles. Both Cullan & Cullan attorneys are also licensed physicians, giving them the skills needed to interpret medical reports and use the information to build your case. If you were involved in an accident due to the actions of a negligent motorcyclist, contact us at 402-397-7600 for a free consultation.