July Fourth weekend was a fantastic time to get out and enjoy a motorcycle ride on Kentucky’s beautiful highways and byways. The weather was beautiful in many areas, and, as always, the scenery was unbeatable. Unfortunately, as is the case all across the country, the Fourth of July is also a dangerous time to be on the road. It’s generally a time of revelry and that usually means the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Impaired people make inadvisable decisions to get behind the wheel and risk their lives and the lives of others in the process.
A motorcycle accident July 3 took the life of one man and injured two others. It happened when a Ford Mustang drifted into the oncoming lane and slammed into a Kawasaki motorcycle. The motorcyclist was killed in the accident. The driver of the Ford Mustang received treatment for his injuries, which weren’t considered severe. A passenger in the Mustang was rushed to a hospital in Louisville.
An investigation into the crash is still underway. There was no word on whether the driver of the Mustang was driving under the influence or whether he was distracted at the time the crash occurred.
A Kentucky attorney could look at a crash like this and conduct his or her own investigation. What did the toxicology reports indicate? Did the driver post anything to social media, send a text or an email around the time of the accident? Did any witnesses have a vantage point to see why the driver may have veered into the other lane?
If you’ve had a motorcycle accident, an attorney may be able to help you get compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Source: Kentucky.com, “One dead, two injured in Hardin Co. crash,” Mary Meehan, July 4, 2014