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Accident caused by drunk driver kills motorcycle officer

In a sad turn of events, according to the Chandler Police Department, recently a 37-year-old motorcycle officer lost his life in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Preliminary accident investigation reports indicated that the traffic accident occurred half past midnight at an intersection in Chandler.

At the time of the accident, the 37-year-old officer who was killed was on official duty. He was stopped at a traffic signal when a car being driven by a 31-year-old man rear-ended him with such force that the impact of the collision threw the officer's motorcycle some ways down the street. Despite efforts of paramedics and the local hospital, the 37-year-old died.

According to reports, initially the 31-year-old driver of the car that hit the motorcycle left of the scene of the accident. However, he allegedly stopped his vehicle about a half mile from the collision. Authorities arrested him and suspected that he was drunk. He allegedly has a history of drunk driving offenses, and his driver's license was suspended since 2010. The 31-year-old driver was charged with one count of manslaughter and one count of hit and run.

When a life is lost in a drunk driving accident, the grief that the family of the victim undergoes is unimaginable. Dealing with a loss of a loved one is undoubtedly difficult, particularly when the loved one was untimely killed by a negligent driver. A family may be able to hold the negligent party responsible for damages and get justice in the process. Damages could include medical expenses, funeral expenses or compensation for pain and suffering.

Source: KTVK, "Suspected drunk driver hits, kills Chandler motorcycle officer," Jill Galus, October 31, 2014

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