In recent years, motorcycles have increased in popularity across America. Kentucky is home to an abundance of scenic roadways that are perfect for exploring via motorcycle. However, roadways are becoming dangerous across the state as populations rise. Motorcycle riders put their lives at great risk anytime they share roads with passenger cars. Since motorcyclists are completely exposed, car accidents involving motorcycles have a greater risk of fatalities.

A recent crash in Carter County resulted in the death of a woman. The accident happened during the afternoon hours along U.S. Highway 60 at the intersection of Reeves Lane. Police reports say the driver of a minivan was attempting to turn left from Reeves Lane onto U.S. Highway 60 and pulled out in front of a motorcycle.

According to reports, the motorcyclist was unable to avoid the minivan and collided with the left front fender of the minivan. Reportedly, the motorcyclist was badly injured and rushed to a hospital for treatment. Tragically, a female passenger on the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The occupants of the minivan were uninjured, reports said.

Although motorcycles can be a fun and enjoyable way to travel, those who ride motorcycles are faced with unique risks. Because of their smaller profile, motorcycles can be difficult for other drivers to see, which is a primary cause of many accidents. Those in Kentucky who have been injured or suffered loss due to negligence in car accidents may be able to take legal action. Damages from a successful lawsuit could provide compensation to recover any monetary losses.