One man on a motorcycle made headlines this morning after a long bout of reckless driving on I-79 in Muddy Creek Township. Robert Cote of Erie led police on a high-speed chase for a distance of approximately 2 miles, during which the speeding motorcyclist caused a motor vehicle accident in a construction zone before crashing into a “crash truck.” Cote, 33, suffered minor injuries, mostly road rash, and is being charged with over 10 traffic violations.
According to police, the chase reached speeds over 100 miles per hour, and Cote was extremely fortunate to escape with relatively small injuries. However, there is no word yet on those involved in the construction zone crash caused by Cote’s erratic behavior. Damages could range from minor to catastrophic injuries or worse. Of course, if Cote caused a crash that resulted in someone’s death, then he will certainly be facing more serious charges of manslaughter due to wrongful death by negligence.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we are familiar with the incredible amount of damage and devastation that is so often the result of someone else’s complete disregard for safety. While we do not know the extent of damages or injuries caused by Cote during this incident, we are painfully aware of how severe they may be. We have seen far too many people seriously hurt by someone’s carelessness or even deliberate actions, and we understand that these people must be held accountable. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, call 888-208-1810 today.