Now that summer is upon us here in Frankfort, motorcycles are the preferred mode of transportation for many Kentucky residents. Most of the time motorcyclists are able to share the road safely with other drivers, but occasionally a motorcycle accident occurs that leads to serious injuries and even death.
As spring goes on, motorists in Kentucky may have noticed an increasing number of motorcyclists on the road. Motorcycling is a popular activity, but it is not always a safe one. Motorists who are distracted or in a rush may not take the time to make sure there are no motorcyclists in their vicinity before making a turn at an intersection or changing lanes on the highway. This could result in a motorcycle accident in which, due to the lack of structural protection a motorcycle provides, the motorcyclist usually turns out worse for wear.
There are many Frankfort area residents who enjoy riding their motorcycles. Most of the time they are free to ride safely. But, sometimes they fall victim to a motorcycle accident, in which they can suffer serious injuries.
A car colliding with a motorcycle is a nightmare for every party involved, but it is particularly dangerous for motorcyclists. There are far fewer motorcycles than cars on the roads, and yet motorcyclists are at a much higher risk of accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured in an accident than motorists, and 30 times more likely to die in a crash.