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Posted on April 25, 2013 by

Cyclist in Alton Hit by an Intoxicated Driver Dies

According to a recent news story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a cyclist over the April 13th weekend has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI. The driver is facing these very serious charges due to the fact that he was under the influence of Marijuana and alcohol when the accident occurred. In a separate story the Post-Dispatch has reported that St. Louis alderman have approved reducing marijuana penalties which unfortunately may lead to more of this kind of incident.
The continuing problem of driving under the influence of any drug or alcohol has taken the lives and damaged the health of far too many individuals in the St. Louis area and across the country. This particular case could end up in a wrongful death civil proceeding after the criminal charges are answered for.
The deceased cyclist, like other riders of two wheeled vehicles, had just as many rights to the road as an automobile driver. If you are a cyclist or motorcycle rider who has been injured by a driver who was under the influence or negligent you need to seek the help of an experienced attorney.  Visit our website today to set up an appointment with a St. Louis auto accident attorney for advice on how you should proceed to receive damages for your injuries.