A series of fatal motorcycle crashes in Louisville, Kentucky has occurred recently, with the third one taking place on Monday, June 18, 2012. According to authorities, this fatal motorcycle crash occurred in the 3600 block of Taylor Boulevard near Beecher Street and the Watterson Expressway.
MetroSafe stated that this deadly accident took place around 3:50 PM on Monday afternoon, just prior to rush hour. The Louisville Metro Police Department said that this accident involved a motorcycle and a taxi cab.
Apparently, the motorcycle and cab were both heading the same direction – north on Taylor Boulevard – when the crash occurred. However, police are still looking into the cause of this accident, as they do not know why the cab and motorcycle came together.
Police pronounced the unidentified man dead at the accident scene and described him as a black male believed to be in his mid-30’s. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office later identified the motorcyclist as 37-year-old Romontre Mitchell, of Louisville. Police indicated that he was not wearing his helmet and that he died of multiple blunt force injuries.
LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said no charges have been filed in this case and is asking anyone with information to call 574-LMPD.
Authorities are concerned with the recent increase in the number of fatal motorcycle accidents in Louisville. During the same time last year, there were two fatal motorcycle accidents compared to eight deadly motorcycle crashes this year.
Our Louisville motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson are also concerned with the rising number of deadly motorcycle crashes and would like remind all motorists to share the road safely. We would also like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Romontre Mitchell.