Palm Beach Woman Kills Patriot Guard Rider in DUI Accident
A young Palm Beach, Florida woman has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and killing 58-year-old Jack Regan, a Patriot Guard Rider. Jack was riding his motorcycle on Interstate 95 en route to meet an Honor Flight in September when he was hit and killed by 24-year-old Amanda McClure. Earlier that night, she had been partying and drinking, and when the accident occurred, she had a blood alcohol level 3x the legal limit.
To make the situation even worse, this was not the first time Amanda had been arrested for DUI. Prior to the fatal crash, she had already been convicted of a DUI in 2009. Now, she is scheduled to be released from jail on a $50,000 bond. She will also have to wear a tracking device and pass tests that prove that she has not been drinking alcohol.
The night of the fatal accident, Jack Regan was on his way to Martin County to escort a group of World War II veterans to the Palm Beach International Airport when Amanda McClure hit his 1984 Harley Davidson from behind going about 75mph. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at 2:50 am on September 7th and Amanda was immediately arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter.
Sadly, accidents like this one occur at an alarming rate across the country. In 2011 alone, there were 9.878 fatalities in crashes that involved a driver with a BAC of 0.08 or higher. This represents 31% of all traffic fatalities for the year. Sadly, a large number of those deaths were motorcyclists.
At Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys®, we know how quickly a motorcycle accident can occur—and how devastating the results can be. In the blink of an eye, everything can change. That is why we have dedicated our lives and our practice to helping injured motorcyclists after devastating accidents. We fight aggressively for our clients, so they can focus on their recovery. Call us today at 1-800-4-BIKERS to learn more about our firm and to schedule a free consultation.