On Thursday night, a man was killed when he was involved in a motorcycle accident. The crash occurred in Louisville, Kentucky when the motorcyclist was traveling on Interstate 65 northbound and was struck from behind by a Jeep at approximately 9:48 p.m. The scene of the accident was near the exit for Broadway at the mile 135 marker. Tragically, the 68-year-old man operating the motorcycle was killed in the accident, and the driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital for injuries he suffered. The authorities are continuing to investigate the crash and have not indicated if alcohol or drugs were a factor in causing the accident.
Helmets may be the only form of protection offered to a motorcyclist and in many states traffic laws do not require riders to wear them. Motorcycle accidents, like all auto accidents, happen thousands of times a year. Unlike other auto accidents, the fatality rate is much higher amongst victims of motorcycle accidents. While it is not uncommon for some individuals to be at-fault of their motorcycle accidents, it is also very common for other drivers to demonstrate negligence that leads to the crash.
If you or a loved one have experienced the unfortunate event of a motorcycle accident, you should seek the legal consultation of an experienced attorney. The St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth not only have over a century of experience but have also recovered over $350 million in compensation. Contact our successful lawyers to receive a free no-obligation consultation today.