Motorcyclist Injured Near Olive Hill Kentucky
A collision between a car and a motorcycle in Carter County Kentucky sent a motorcyclist to the hospital on September 4, 2018.
WSAZ-3 says this crash took place on Interstate 64 eastbound close to Olive Hill. Allegedly, a Jeep driver was attempting to move from the fast lane to the slow lane when he struck the motorcycle from behind.
First-responders quickly transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital. Thankfully, this crash victim is expected to survive his injuries.
At the time of this article, police were still investigating the cause of this crash.
Motorcyclist Fatalities In The USA
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a traffic collision than car drivers. In 2016, almost 2,000 motorcyclists lost their lives on America’s roads.
Car or truck drivers often cause these accidents. Frequently car drivers involved in these crashes tell police they “couldn’t see” the motorcyclist before the collision.
Interestingly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) points out that at least 802 motorcyclists could’ve been saved in 2016 had they worn a DOT-approved helmet. Helmets cut a motorcyclist’s risk of death by 37 percent and reduced the chance of sustaining a traumatic brain injury by almost 70 percent.
To learn more about the helmet laws in all 50 states, please visit this website.
Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC Can Help Injured Motorcyclists
Over the years, Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC has helped many motorcyclists injured in traffic collisions. Whether you’re seeking compensation for time lost at work, medical expenses, or a wrongful death case, our compassionate lawyers can help you fight for what you’re legally entitled to.
Unfortunately, many insurance companies still have a bias against bikers. You can’t be sure you’re getting every dollar you deserve unless you have a certified motorcycle accident lawyer by your side.
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