When an accident involves serious injury or fatalities, sometimes criminal charges are filed. When this occurs, those that are at fault for the accident must answer to these charges. These charges are over and above whatever recompense the families of the victims may seek.
A man has finally been indicted in the July 2015 death of a motorcyclist. The Richmond County Sheriff’s department made the arrest late Wednesday night.
Peter McNally was arrested following charges related to the death of motorcyclist Ronald Lovett, Jr.
The accident the charges stem from occurred in June 2015. Officials were able to piece together the cause of the accident. The report showed that McNally had been driving a 2006 Nissan Maxima and Lovett and a passenger had been on board a 1998 Suzuki GSX 600F. McNally had been traveling east on Washington Road in the left turn lane at the intersection with Alexander Drive. Lovett and his passenger were traveling west in the opposite lanes of Washington Road.
The traffic light had just turned yellow when McNally attempted a left-hand turn onto Alexander Drive. Lovett, who had been traveling straight, was struck during the turn attempt. The front of McNally’s car struck the front of Lovett’s motorcycle.
Lovett and his passenger were thrown from the motorcycle. Both were taken to Georgia Regents University where Lovett succumbed to his injuries.
The charges against McNally are serious. He has been charged with failure to yield while turning left, homicide by vehicle first degree, and serious injury by motor vehicle.
McNally had initially been charged with DUI, but those charges did not appear on the indictment.
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