Louisville, KY (March 18, 2024) – One motorcyclist lost their life in a crash in Louisville on Thursday, March 14.

 Just after 2:00 p.m., police were called to the scene of the crash on Newburg Road near the Watterson Expressway. Police found a two-vehicle accident once they got to the scene between a motorcycle and an SUV. Their investigation found that a motorcyclist was traveling in the northbound lane when he was involved in a crash with the southbound SUV. The SUV was trying to turn onto the eastbound Watterson ramp at the time of the crash. The motorcyclist, who was identified as Joseph E. Taylor, was thrown from the bike. Paramedics took him to the hospital where he later lost his life. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Kentucky Car Accidents

In the state of Kentucky, there are approximately 150,000 car accidents that happen each year. About 25,000 of these end in injuries and about 700 end in fatalities yearly. On average, about 1,500 of these accidents involve motorcycles, which is about 1% of the number of statewide accidents per year. 

The main cause of the majority of car accidents in Kentucky and across the nation is driver negligence. In the United States, driver negligence has become a serious problem, especially in the past ten years. Negligent driving can be displayed in countless ways, however, most of the time, motorists are traveling while distracted, fatigued, intoxicated, or at unsafe speeds. 

If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you should contact an attorney who can help you recover. The only thing worse than being hurt in a traffic accident is losing a loved one the same way. 

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by a negligent driver, you should work with a wrongful death lawyer in Louisville who can help you recover. At the Byrnes Law Office, we have been working for many years to help crash victims and their loved ones recover. Call us at 502-364-2500 to learn about how we can help you through this difficult time.

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Disclaimer: Byrnes Law Office is dedicated to improving safety for Kentucky drivers. Our goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of driving and the need to use caution. This is not a solicitation for business, and none of the information constitutes legal or medical advice. Photos in this post are not of the actual accident scene.