Alleged Drunk Driving Accident on Wilson Ave. in Prichard, Alabama, Tragically Kills Biker
PRICHARD, AL. – According to a news story reported online at fox10tv.com, an alleged drunk driving accident that occurred on Wilson Avenue in Prichard, Alabama, resulted in the tragic death of a biker. Investigators arrested the driver of the vehicle involved for vehicular homicide and DUI, according to the report.*
The accident happened late in the evening at an unknown location on Wilson Avenue. Police say a 35-year-old man was riding a bike on Wilson Avenue and was struck by a vehicle at approximately 9 p.m. No cross street near the site of the accident was provided, and the circumstances of the crash are not clear. The make and model of the vehicle that hit the biker were not reported.
Fox 10 reports that the biker tragically died from his injuries. Family members told reporters that he worked at Springhill College and had just recovered from a violent attack in which he had been stabbed eight times. The victim’s cousin said he was a caring person who could always make people laugh.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 70-year-old man, stayed at the scene following the collision. During investigation of the accident, investigators developed reason to believe the driver was intoxicated, according to the report. Officers placed him under arrest, and he was jailed on charges of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, and driving with a revoked license.
Fox 10 reports that the driver’s background shows he has been charged with five prior DUI offenses, dating back to 2002. The report says it is not clear if any of these charges resulted in a conviction.
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