Truck Driver in Motorcycle Accident Sentenced
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 16, 2012 in Auto Accidents
March 2010s catastrophic truck and motorcycle accident case has finally come to a close in Arizona. Michael Jakscht, the truck driver who ran down a line of nine motorcyclists, was found guilty yesterday by a Maricopa County Superior Court jury.
Jakscht killed four of the nine motorcyclists, as he ran over and caused some of the bikes to explode, leaving several cyclists burned. On March 25, 2010, the truck driver was traveling down Carefree Highway driving his 12-ton roll-off truck. A line of motorcyclists were waiting at a red light when Jakscht drove right into them.
Testing positive for methamphetamine, the truck driver was charged with four counts of manslaughter, as well as four counts of endangerment and five counts of aggravated assault. Now, Jackscht may face up to 21 years in prison for each one of the four manslaughter charges. In addition, he may serve up to 15 years for each one of the five aggravated assault charges.
The jury was to determine if Jakschts crash was an accident or a crime, based upon the truck drivers impairment and his attorneys claim that the brakes had failed. The jury found Jakscht guilty. His final sentencing will be stacked for each count of charges.
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