One dead after motorcycle collides with truck

When inexperienced drivers are on the road, everyone is at risk. Whether the novice driver is a teen or adult, not having the skill and knowledge needed to safely operate a vehicle is dangerous for everyone sharing the road. Experience may come into question for one Kentucky truck driver who was involved in a crash that left one man dead.

In the early morning hours of a Friday, a 38-year-old Kentucky man driving a bucket truck attempted to maneuver a turn when he pulled out in front of a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was unable to avoid the truck and collided with it. The 27-year-old motorcyclist was thrown from his motorcycle in the collision and suffered serious injuries. After being transported to a hospital, the cyclist was pronounced dead. The truck driver was uninjured in the crash.

Authorities investigating the accident report that the truck driver was cited for operating the truck without a CDL and for not having a medical certification on him at the time of the crash. While the cause of the accident is still unknown, some may wonder why a man not licensed to operate a bucket truck was allowed to drive the truck.

While traveling, many of us assume that the drivers alongside us are as experienced and capable as we are. This is not always the case. Some inexperienced drivers put others at risk by behaving in reckless or negligent ways. Individuals injured by inexperienced drivers may wish to speak to a personal injury attorney. With their help, negligent actions may be identified, and irresponsible drivers may be held accountable.

Source:, "Victim in deadly Daviess Co., KY motorcycle crash identified," Jonathan McEmber, Oct. 9, 2015

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