When a loved one dies, it is a difficult thing to deal with for those who have been left behind. When it is the result of a motorcycle accident, it can leave those left behind with many unanswered questions. When two vehicles are involved in a collision and one of the drivers leaves the scene of the accident, those questions can multiply. This can leave those who are already mourning feeling even more helpless and frustrated in their quest for closure.
Recently in Laurel County, a motorcyclist was killed when a Dodge Neon driven by a woman pulled out in front of him. In the accident, the male motorcyclist was thrown from the bike he was driving and suffered critical injuries. Although he was airlifted to the hospital, the man died from his injuries that same evening. The driver of the Dodge Neon is reported to have left the site of the accident.
It is believed the car driver left the accident scene on foot and escaped into the nearby woods. The woman has not yet been found by authorities. While the investigation continues, the loved ones of the victim have unanswered questions heaped upon their grief. They also now may be faced with medical and funeral expenses to pay.
When a loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident, there may be legal recourse to help minimize or eliminate the financial hardship then created for those who are left behind. A personal injury attorney in Kentucky can review the facts of the case and explain the legal options available. Such an attorney may also be able to help the accident victim’s loved ones get some answers in regard to what happened and therefore closure.
Source: WKYT, “Female driver runs from scene of deadly Laurel County accident,” May 8, 2014