A deadly motorcycle accident in Grand Junction, Colorado last week looks to have been the result of alcohol consumption after the release of information from the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.
53-year-old Anthony L. Woods of Grand Junction collided with a sport utility vehicle on 25 ½ Road while riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. After hitting the back of a Honda CR-V, emergency crews rushed Woods to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he later died.
When the Mesa County Coroner’s Office performed an autopsy on Woods’ body, it showed that “alcohol intoxication was considered as a significant factor.” Woods’ blood-alcohol content was .166, more than twice the legal limit for the state of Colorado.
Many people would have trouble even balancing on a motorcycle with that much alcohol in their system. As unfortunate as it is, a motorcycle accident at that level of intoxication is not surprising.
Each alcohol-induced accident brings home the need for rigid self-discipline this holiday season. More people will be on the road, and more will be tempted with the festivities than almost any other time of the year. Do not drink and ride.
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