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Man Charged with Leaving Scene of Fatal Motorcycle Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

A man in Alabama has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Details about the Fatal Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that a man from Alabama is currently being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident that killed a motorcyclist. According to Montgomery police, they have arrested the man in connection with the accident.

A statement from the Montgomery Police Department stated that 47-year-ol Joel Slaton of Montgomery has been charged with a felony for leaving the scene of an accident. The statement also indicated that additional charges are likely.

According to authorities, 57-year-old David Fail of Deatsville was on his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle at the time of the accident that happened on Sunday evening, when he was hit by a 1993 Buick Park Avenue. Fail died on Monday at the hospital.

An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time, but more charges are likely.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in the United States.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities. 


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