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Louisville motorcyclist loses life in wreck

Motorcycles are a lot of fun to ride, especially during the hot Louisville summers. However, they can also be very dangerous and are responsible for many riders' injuries and deaths.

This is often the sad result of accidents between motorcyclists and drivers of large, heavy cars, trucks and SUVs. Motorcycles are no match and offer no protection for the riders.

Such was the case last month for one rider, whose life ended after a collision with a vehicle on Preston Hwy.

The accident occurred on Thursday, July 19 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Dispatchers initially relayed reports that a pedestrian had been struck just north of Fern Valley Road.

According to a spokesperson for the Louisville Metro Police Department, the initial investigation indicated that the motorist made a turn right in front of the biker. The motorcyclist had the right of way.

Although he was taken by ambulance to University Hospital, the 55-year-old rider succumbed shortly thereafter to his injuries.

The motorist remained at the accident scene and was questioned by police. He was not ticketed or charged in the fatal collision. Neither the driver nor any of the passengers in the car suffered any injuries.

Survivors of those killed in similar crashes should understand that just because at-fault drivers might not face any criminal penalties after fatal accidents claimed their loved one's lives, that doesn't close the door to justice completely.

Indeed, the Louisville civil courts are the correct venue to seek justice via wrongful death litigation after another driver's negligence or recklessness cuts your loved one's life off prematurely.

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