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Motorcyclist dies following collision with distracted driver


Kentuckiana drivers have undoubtedly heard about the dangers of distracted driving. From texting and driving, to fiddling with radio dials, to passenger noise, distractions can be deadly. Unfortunately, one family has learned this reality following a recent deadly collision involving a motor vehicle and a motorcycle.

The tice-Areas/">fatal motorcycle crash occurred in Jefferson County, Kentucky. The accident occurred when a car driver crossed the center line near the 800 block of South Beckley Station Road in East Louisville and hit a motorcyclist. According to the police investigation, the vehicle was driven by a distracted driver who could not properly maintain control of the vehicle while heading into a curve, and instead veered from the northbound land into the southbound lane. This vehicle driver's error led to the deadly head-on collision.

The 68-year-old motorcyclist died at the scene of the accident, which occurred shortly before 4 p.m., after being thrown from his bike by the impact. He suffered multiple blunt-force injuries. The car driver only suffered minor injuries.

Local police will be presenting the results of their investigation to the Commonwealth Attorney, who may opt to bring criminal charges against the distracted driver following the motorcycle accident.

This distracted driver has caused tragic and deadly results for one man and his family. Other people who have been harmed by the actions of a distracted or otherwise negligent driver may wish to speak with an attorney regarding their legal options. The time following such a tragic accident may be overwhelming and emotional, but holding a negligent party responsible may be one step that can help heal a family following such a tragedy.

Source: whas11.com, "Distracted driver may be cause of E. Jefferson Co. accident, police say," C.J. Daniels and Mary Lyons, June 28, 2016

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