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Party bike crash injures 15, leaves driver facing DUI charges

On Behalf of | May 8, 2022 | Injuries |

Individuals who provide transportation services to others may carry significant responsibility, and the duty of promoting a safe travel atmosphere can be a stressful endeavor. While vehicles such as party bikes may be a popular form of transportation, these could also be difficult to maneuver at times and should the bike tip over, the results could be devastating. Reports indicate that up to 15 individuals suffered minor injuries during a recent crash in Georgia that has left the driver of a party bike facing DUI charges. 

Party bike tips over 

Law enforcement agents say they responded to reports of the crash on a recent Saturday. The incident is said to have involved a party bike that was carrying as many as 15 passengers. For reasons that remain unclear, the bike suddenly tipped over, and emergency responders say that all the passengers on board the bike were transported to the hospital with injuries.  

Reports indicate that three of these passengers suffered severe injuries in the process and two others are currently in critical condition. Few details were provided regarding the investigation of the crash and how authorities came to suspect the presence of impairment. However, they stated that the driver of the bike was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired and is now facing multiple charges. 

Crash involving injuries 

Individuals who face DUI charges may find that a crash involving injuries may only increase the severity of the situation. Those who stand accused of similar charges might not always fully understand all their legal rights and options or know how best to respond to allegations. Fortunately, there are attorneys in Georgia who can examine the situation a client is facing and help prepare a strategy with which to seek the best outcome possible regarding his or her future during subsequent legal proceedings. 

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