From Hottman Law Firm
A driver in Michigan faces five counts of second-degree murder for his role in a car-bike collision that killed five cyclists and injured four. The driver, who was high on painkillers and muscle relaxers, is also charged with reckless driving causing death.
Cyclists and attorneys are following this case closely as it could set a precedent for future cases involving serious car-bike crashes.
“It would definitely confirm that murder is the correct place to start when a motorist hits and kills a cyclist,” Hottman said. “It is murder, especially where drugs, alcohol, and/or excessive speed are involved.”
Read more in Bicycling Magazine: Trial Begins for Driver in Crash that Killed Five Cyclists