One motorcyclist is dead after a crash in Okolona near Poplar Level Road on August 28, 2018.
The Courier Journal reports that this crash happened on East Indian Trail and Kilmer Boulevard just before 6:30AM. Allegedly, a westbound vehicle turned left onto Kilmer Boulevard and struck an eastbound motorcyclist.
First-responders quickly transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital. Unfortunately, he died from his injuries.
We are deeply saddened to learn of this wreck. Police are still investigating the primary cause of this crash, but it appears that the motorist may have taken a left turn into the motorcycle.
Motorists Not Noticing Motorcycles
Motorcyclists are more likely to die or be seriously injured in a crash compared to car drivers. Not only do motorcycles have less protection than passenger cars, it’s also more difficult to safely turn and brake on two wheels versus four.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about 5,000 motorcyclists lose their lives on America’s roads every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) estimates that about 85,000 American motorcyclists are injured in crashes annually.
“The Hurt Report” also concludes that 75% of motorcycle wrecks involve another motor vehicle and 65% of those collisions were due to the driver of the motor vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way. The most common failure to yield involves left hand turns.
When we work with a biker or their family, unfortunately, the other driver frequently tells us that they never saw the motorcycle.
Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Can Help Motorcyclists
If you or a loved one was ever hurt while riding your motorcycle around Kentucky, call Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC. Our lawyers are passionate about representing motorcycle crash victims.
Don’t let the insurance companies force you into settling for less than you deserve. Just because you were injured on a motorcycle doesn’t mean you should be treated with less respect than a motorist.
For your free and confidential consultation call, please dial (800) 937-8443.