Pursuit leads to death of Nebraska motorcyclist

Though it may be difficult to face the prospect of a traffic stop, it is best to comply with authorities’ wishes rather than attempt to lead them on a chase. A 27-year-old motorcyclist from Grand Island, Nebraska, appears to have fled from law enforcement attempting to pull him over for speeding very early on a Wednesday morning. However, he ended up suffering irreversibly negative consequences when he collided with another vehicle and lost his life. 

The speed limit on South Locust Street in Grand Island is 50 miles per hour, but state law enforcement officers reportedly observed the motorcyclist traveling southward at a rate of 80 miles per hour. Instead of cooperating with authorities’ attempt to pull him over, he allegedly increased his speed to 100 miles per hour or more in an attempt to flee. Law enforcement followed, resulting in a pursuit. 

Within the span of only about five minutes, the motorcyclist ended up traveling northbound on Highway 281 following a series of multiple turns. At the intersection with West Old Potash Highway, the motorcyclist collided with a car, sustaining injuries that required transportation to a nearby hospital, where he later died. At this time, state and local authorities continue to investigate the incident. They have not indicated whether alcohol or drugs played a part in the crash.

The driver of the other vehicle was fortunate enough to escape injury, but not everyone is so lucky. Those who have sustained a severe injury in a motor vehicle accident may find it worthwhile to consult with an attorney.