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Lexington Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of UK Student

Posted on May 18, 2012
On Friday, April 20, 2012, a deadly Lexington, Kentucky motorcycle crash occurred that claimed the life of a 19-year-old male motorcyclist. Authorities confirmed that the motorcyclist was a student at the University of Kentucky.

Officials indicated that the freshman biology major was traveling on his motorcycle around 2:00 AM when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.  Lexington police were informed by witnesses that the motorcyclist was driving extremely fast when he lost control and tried to overcorrect his bike, resulting in the wreck. 

Austin Armstrong, the motorcycle operator, was transported to UK’s Chandler Hospital, and the Herald-Leader of Lexington reports that he was pronounced dead over three hours later. Authorities indicated that Armstrong died due to blunt-force trauma. 

Armstrong’s crash occurred on New Circle Road, just weeks after Aubrey Hounshell died in a Lexington car crash on the same road. Both Armstrong and Hounshell attended Lafayette High School and knew each other.

In light of this recent motorcycle fatality, our Lexington accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to remind all motorists that May is Motorcycle Safety Month. We would encourage motorcyclists to drive safe and encourage drivers of other motor vehicles to signal lane changes and look over their shoulders before changing lanes to make sure a motorcycle isn’t in their blind spot. 

We would also like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of both Aubrey Hounshell and Austin Armstrong and wish everyone strength to get through this tragic time.

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