Earlier this week, we wrote about a Colorado driver who risked his life and others when he sped through the town of Lakewood at 80 mph fleeing a bank robbery. A police officer crashed his motorcycle in the pursuit. A similar chase took place in Nebraska, but with no crashes and higher speeds.
In mid-August, Nebraska State Patrol officers received a call that a biker was speeding west on I-80 near North Platte. When they first caught up with the 2002 Suzuki, police clocked it at 105 mph. Police chased Eric R. Osborne for 10 minutes before he eventually pulled over. During that time, he reached speeds up to 145 mph, according to Nebraska State Patrol spokesperson Deb Collins.
Osborne was placed in jail and charged with willful reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest and, not surprisingly, speeding.
By speeding away from the officers, Osborne added extra charges to his record and endangered everyone else who shared the road with him. Fortunately, there were no injuries or deaths during Osborne’s high speed chase. So far, at least 12 people have died in Nebraska motorcycle accidents this year.
If you know someone who died or suffered serious injuries because of someone else’s reckless driving, we invite you to take advantage of our free consultations and tell us your story. You have rights, and we might be able to help.
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