On Thursday, August 30, 2012, a bicyclist was hit in a Lexington traffic accident with an SUV. According to officials, this Kentucky crash took place around 2:00 PM on Russell Cave Road near Faith Street, which is between West Loudon Avenue and New Circle Road. Police told ABC36 that the SUV hit the bicyclist at the intersection of Russell Cave Road and Park Place.
Witnesses told WKYT that the bicyclist was thrown off of his bicycle and “hit the SUV’s windshield, before rolling off the hood.” Upon impact, the driver of the SUV reportedly lost control of his car and struck a utility pole.
This Thursday afternoon car and bicycle crash caused the bicyclist critical injuries. Authorities indicated that the cyclist was taken to an area hospital, but he died just after arriving there. The Fayette County coroner stated that the bicyclist died of multiple blunt force trauma and was identified as 53-year-old Thomas Kerr, of Lexington.
The people in the SUV – the driver and passenger – reportedly have minor injuries following the crash. Police investigators are trying to determine what caused the wreck and are looking into any and all possibilities. They have tested the driver of the SUV for drugs and alcohol and are awaiting the test results. However, this is standard procedure in a case like this and doesn’t mean that the driver was impaired.
Police are not releasing the names of the driver and passenger involved in this fatal bicycle accident.
Our Lexington accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the cyclist during this difficult time.