On October 14, 2018, a motorcyclist was injured in a hit-and-run collision in McCracken County Kentucky.
According to KFVS-12, this crash happened on Highway 60 West in the 11000 block. Allegedly, the driver of a Chevy Impala struck the motorcyclist from behind and quickly fled the scene.
First responders transported the injured motorcyclist to a nearby hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.
Police are still looking for the driver involved in this crash. Anyone with information on this hit-and-run is urged to call McCracken County Police at (270) 444-4719.
Shocking Hit-And-Run Statistics
A new report from AAA suggests there have been about 682,000 hit-and-run collisions in the USA per year from 2006 onwards. In their report, AAA also put together a list of the best and worst states for fatal hit-and-run collisions. Anyone traveling to New Mexico, Louisiana, or Florida should be on high alert because these states have the highest rates of hit-and-run fatalities.
In case you were wondering, Kentucky fared a little bit better than average falling into the report’s 32nd spot. The states with the least hit-and-runs, however, were New Hampshire, Maine, and Minnesota.
AAA encourages all drivers involved in crashes to remain on the scene, call 911, put on your hazards, and file a crash report with local authorities. To get a better sense of the Bluegrass State’s hit-and-run laws, drivers are urged to read Kentucky’s Revised Statute 189.580 on this link.
McCracken County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC has a proven record of successful motorcycle accident results. Whether you’re seeking compensation for time lost at work, medical expenses, or a wrongful death case, our compassionate lawyers can help you fight for what you’re legally entitled to. Hopefully you’re never involved in a motorcycle crash, but if you are in a wreck similar to the one above please feel free to give us a call. We represent clients in both Indiana and Kentucky.
Just one call to our law offices will help you understand what you could legally claim given the nature of your crash. Please don’t accept what insurers want to give you until you’ve spoken with one of our knowledgeable motorcycle injury lawyers.