During the afternoon rush hour at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, a deadly bicycle accident in Lexington, Kentucky occurred at the intersection of Georgetown Road and Iron Works Road. According to police, the front of the vehicle showed just how serious the wreck was, including a crumpled hood, large dent in the hood, and a signal light hanging by the wires.
The male cyclist had already died by the time the first police officer from Georgetown arrived at the accident scene, followed by Lexington police. Their initial investigation revealed that the bicyclist was crossing Georgetown Road from Iron Works, and the sports utility vehicle (SUV) was traveling south on Georgetown Road.
Police were unsure who caused this fatal Kentucky crash because they did not know for sure which party had the right-of-way. They talked with witnesses and tried to piece together how the wreck occurred before they made a determination. During this time, Georgetown Road, headed into Lexington, was closed for a few hours for the investigation and cleanup. Following the investigation, police indicated that the SUV had the right-of-way.
The Fayette County Coroner’s office later identified the cyclist as 61-year-old Lawrence Crawford, of Georgetown, and the cause of death was massive blunt-force trauma. Crawford was an avid bicyclist and rode to and from work, which is about 30 miles, every day. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lawrence Crawford during this time.