According to WHAS11, a motorcyclist passed away in a motor vehicle collision on the Outer Loop and New Cut Road that occurred on Saturday, August 27, 2022, around 11:00 p.m. The deceased driver of the motorcycle has been identified as 55-year-old Samuel Richmond. It is reported that he was traveling eastbound on Outer Loop approaching New Cut Road when a driver of a vehicle that had been traveling westbound on the Outer Loop tried to make a left turn in front of Mr. Richmond, attempting to turn onto New Cut Road. The car and motorcyclist then collided in the intersection. Mr. Richmond was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital but was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries due to multiple blunt force trauma. Our condolences go out to Mr. Richmond’s friends and family.
In order to prove and hold another driver accountable for their role in causing your Kentucky motorcycle crash, the facts of the incident must be proven. You must be able to show, based on the evidence, how the other driver’s actions caused the collision. There can be several causes of motorcycle crashes, but most occur due to a driver’s negligent action. Several causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Failure to yield right-of-way, such as when a driver turns left in front of a motorcyclist;
- Running a red light or stop sign;
- Merging into a motorcyclists lane of travel after failing to see the motorcyclist;
- Striking the rear of the motorcyclist after the motorcyclist stops or slows;
- Traveling at an excessive speed;
- Reckless or aggressive driving, failing to take the safety of others into account;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
Meagher Injury Lawyers can help establish the facts of your case and prove negligence against the at-fault driver. We aggressively advocate for injured motorcyclists. Call us today, and we will assess your legal options for free. We may be able to help you or your loved one get justice and recovery maximum compensation. Don’t Wait, Call Tate! today to learn your legal options.