In a grand jury indictment, Daniel R.W. Mull was charged with reckless homicide and aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol. Mull, 33, was driving one of two motorcycles involved in a fatal accident on October 3, 2009. Both Mull’s passenger, Lisa Caradonna, 41, and the other motorcycle driver, William Guffey, 42, were killed in the accident. The other passenger, Alison Crandall, 21, was injured but survived while the driver of the truck, Jonathan Basden, 34, was uninjured.
Authorities say that Basden was making a left turn on U.S. Route 40 when both motorcycles attempted to pass his truck on the left side, hitting the driver’s side of the vehicle.
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), in 2008 there were 1,506 motorcycle accidents in Missouri. Of these crashes, 66 resulted in fatalities. The driver of a motorcycle has a duty to exercise ordinary care, or to act as a reasonably prudent motorcycle driver under the circumstances to prevent injury to themselves or the other drivers on the road.
The law firm of WWF&G has represented numerous victims of motorcycle accidents. Injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are often serious, and our firm provides aggressive representation for those victims of accidents and their families. If you or a loved one has been wrongfully injured in an accident involving a motorcycle, please call us for a free consultation at 1-800-WWFGLAW.