Fatal Chain Accident Caused by Suspected Drunk Driver

A recent chain accident in Sacramento that has killed a motorcyclist is possibly caused by a drunk driver.

 Fatal Chain Accident Caused by Suspected Drunk Driver

Fatal Chain Accident Caused by Suspected Drunk Driver

The details released by the California Highway Patrol shows that 50-year-old Thomas Roberts was driving on the southbound lanes of Interstate 505 when he hit the center median before crashing into a guardrail.

The impact from the collision sent Roberts’ vehicle spinning back to traffic where it was rear-ended by another car. The disabled vehicles were said to be blocking the lanes and so a third vehicle was unable to avoid them and crashed into one of the cars.

A 48-year-old motorcyclist identified as Oscar Alfaro then tried to swerve away from the pileup by going to the right shoulder lane where he lost control of his motorcycle. Alfaro was thrown into the creek and was declared dead on the scene.

Roberts was arrested under the suspicion of drunk driving as he and the two other drivers sustained minor to moderate injuries.

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