Kentucky has some great country roads for those who love to ride their motorcycles. However, there are dangers that motorcyclists have to be aware of when venturing out in rural Kentucky. According to a study from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, a motorcycle rider is 28 times more likely to be killed in a crash than those of passenger vehicles.
One of the many dangers to motorcycle riders on rural roads is a head-on collision. They can happen in many different ways, and since a motorcycle rider is largely unprotected, a head-on can be serious or even fatal for the rider.
Motorcyclist Dies in Head-On Collision in Madison County
The Waco Volunteer Fire Department responded to an accident in the area of Flint Road and College Hill Road around 2:15 pm, Saturday, May 16, 2020. They found a motorcyclist seriously injured from a head-on collision with a passenger car, and tragically, the rider later succumbed to his injuries.
The Kentucky State Police say that it’s unclear at this time what caused the head-on collision, and they are still investigating the accident. We are deeply saddened to learn of this terrible crash.
Regardless of who was at fault, we would like to encourage all drivers to look twice while on the road, especially during the spring and summer months.
Rural Road Head-On Collisions
Rural roads are fun for motorcyclists. Most are comparatively lighter in traffic, the scenery and thrill of the ride call to motorcyclists to venture out. However, rural roads are often significantly more dangerous than urban roads for motorcycles.
A head-on collision is one of the reasons, and they happen in two primary ways on country roads: vehicle drift and passing. There are only a few feet and some paint on the road that separates vehicles as they drive past each other. A moment’s distraction is all that’s needed to cause a car to drift in the motorcyclist’s path.
Other times, a car passes another car and doesn’t see the smaller motorcycle and is unable to get back in time. These passing accidents are unfortunately common on rural two-lane highways like those in Madison County.
A head-on involving a motorcycle is a violent crash that has a high likelihood of a serious injury or death to the rider. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we’ve seen a variety of motorcycle collisions and have helped victims and their families through the tough times that follow a serious injury or fatality.
Though each accident has its unique circumstances, we’ve seen some common injury types over the years, and we stand ready to help no matter what injuries the victim has suffered.
If you’ve suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, you should talk to an attorney who is experienced in motorcycle crashes. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we have the experience, knowledge, and drive to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries or the loss of your loved one.
Contact a Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accident victims and their loved ones often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes, it’s at least getting a free consultation. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all and often blame motorcyclists for their injuries. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Motorcycle Accident Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today.