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Louisville, KY – Bicyclist Loses Life in Car Crash on National Turnpike Near Tolls Lane

male cyclist wearing a helmet and riding his bike on the sidewalk

Louisville, KY (September 22, 2021) – The Jefferson County Coroner’s office has identified the man who lost his life in the bicycle accident near Fairdale on Sunday as a 42-year-old from Louisville.

At around 5:30 p.m., on September 19, calls came in for assistance at the scene of an accident on the National Turnpike. Reports from the Louisville Metro Police Department show that the bicyclist was riding in the area of National Turnpike and Tolls Lane.

At the same time, a vehicle was traveling through the intersection. The vehicle collided with the bike, resulting in the rider being ejected.

The bicyclist sustained catastrophic injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene due to blunt force injuries.

No other injuries were reported. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Bicycle Accidents in Louisville, Kentucky

Pedestrian collisions throughout our state claim the lives of nearly 80 people each year. Around 10% of these victims are using bicycles at the time of their accidents. Although there are constantly enacting laws and regulations to protect bicyclists traveling along our roads, we continue to see riders lose their lives in completely preventable collisions.

Far too often, drivers engage in distracting activities like texting on their phones, switching the channels on their radios, or eating while operating their vehicles. As a result, they take their eyes off the road. Studies have found that over 80% of collisions are a result of a driver’s actions behind the wheel.

Rather than trying to deal with the legal and personal challenges of these traffic-related incidents, families can benefit greatly by retaining the assistance of a wrongful death attorney in Louisville. Working with a trusted and knowledgeable legal team after losing a loved one will ensure that your family is able to get the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve. Although no amount of money can ever take away the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, it can help to cover some of the financial burdens families face related to lost earnings, funeral expenses, and other losses after losing a loved one.

Louisville Wrongful Death Lawyers

Louisville bicycle accident attorney Aaron Whaley is dedicated to helping clients who are impacted by fatal accidents protect their legal rights and best interests. Attorney Whaley is dedicated to advocating for families to ensure they get justice from those who cause them harm. It is important that families are able to obtain compensation to cover the costs of funeral arrangements, lost wages, and other damages they face after losing a loved one in a tragic collision.

Attorney Whaley is dedicated to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable, given the unfortunate situation at hand. If your loved one lost their life in an accident due to the negligence of another motorist, contact our Kentucky personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to see how we can help you protect your legal rights.

Note: We used outside sources in an effort to create this post.  These sources include, but are not limited to, new briefs, police scanners, and first-hand eyewitness accounts.  As a result, the information about the accident described above has not been verified independently by our writing department.  If you identify any false information in our post, please let us know right away so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate and pertinent information available.  If you would like to have the post removed from our website, please contact us immediately and we will do our best to remove the post in a timely fashion.

Disclaimer: As esteemed members of the local community, we at The Whaley Law Firm are always striving to improve safety for all Kentucky drivers who live and work in our beautiful state.  We are, of course, always extremely saddened by these tragic accidents that happen on a daily basis but we do hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers that are lurking at every turn, other members of our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid these crashes.  This is not intended to be a solicitation for business.  Please do not misconstrue any of this information as legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

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