motorcycle accidentA Huber Heights police officer called the fatal crash in this WDTN-TV video the worst motorcycle accident he has seen in his 13 years on the force. The high-speed collision occurred at the intersection of Brandt Pike and Kitridge Road on August 4, 2012. According to WDTN, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with serious head and arm injuries.
Police told WHIO-TV that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet or any other protective gear, and witnesses said the bike may have been going as fast as 90 miles per hour at the time of the collision. “If he’s traveling 90 mph in a 35 zone, there is a good chance (the other driver) would never have seen him coming,” Harlow told WHIO.
The increase in the number of motorcycles on roads throughout Ohio and Kentucky during the summer requires all motorists to exercise additional caution, but motorcyclists also need to ride responsibly and obey posted speed limits. We have written before about the benefits of wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle, but this rider was being especially risky by allegedly traveling at nearly three times the speed limit. We have additional information about catastrophic injuries on our website.
If you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle or car accident, you can complete the form on this page or contact our firm at (513) 232-2000 to schedule a free consultation.