On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Motorcycle Accidents on Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Motorcycle enthusiasts in Kentucky often set out on a ride expecting that it will be calm and peaceful. They likely look forward to the chance to be out on the open road. However, that ride can turn tragic if other drivers are negligent.
Recently, in a nearby state, two people were killed in motorcycle accidents. The accidents happened on the same roadway just one day apart.
The first accident happened on April 14 around 10 a.m. Police say a 17-year-old driver was attempting to make a U-turn when they collided with a 34-year-old motorcycle driver. Although the 34-year-old man attempted to swerve out of the way, he was unsuccessful. The 34-year-old leaves behind three young children.
The next day around 7 p.m., a second motorcyclist was killed. According to reports, the 22-year-old motorcycle driver crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle. He died at the scene. He was a member of the military and served in Iraq. He had just recently moved to the area.
Both motorcycle accident victims were wearing helmets. It does not appear speed or alcohol was a factor in either crash.
According to one report, the stretch of road where both accidents occurred is filled with hills and winding curves. Two other fatal crashes occurred on the same roadway just last year.
Motorcycle crashes can cause serious injuries. A person may suffer broken bones, road rash, head and neck injuries and spinal cord injuries. In some cases, a person may even die. If it is determined that another driver’s reckless actions contributed to the crash, victims and their family members may be able to pursue legal action in the form of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
Source: News & Messenger, “UPDATED: Police ID victims in weekend motorcycle crashes,” David Pierce, April 16, 2012