Bunker Hill, WV – One Killed in Motorcycle Accident on Route 51
Bunker Hill, WV (July 20, 2019) – West Virginia State Police were called to the scene of a motorcycle accident on Route 51 on Tuesday that took the life of one party.
The accident, according to authorities, took place around 2:00 p.m. and involved a motorcycle and a FedEx box truck.
The 21-year-old driver of the truck, identified as Micah Strother, was attempting to make a delivery and suddenly turned left when the motorcyclist, identified as a 60-year-old man, attempted passing the truck on the left side.
Police claim that the motorcycle collided with the front wheel of the truck and the rider was thrown from the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, since identified as Kenwood Catlett, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Strother was not injured.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing at this time.
Our sincerest condolences are warmly extended to the family and friends of Kenwood Catlett during this difficult time.
Motorcycle Accidents in West Virginia
The national average of people who will lose their lives in motorcycle accidents is 1.60 out of 100,000 people. Unfortunately, in West Virginia, there are 2.06 fatalities out of the same population, which means that motorcycle accidents are on the rise across West Virginia. Losing a loved one in one of these accidents might be one of the most difficult things that you will ever endure, which is why you might need the skilled help of a West Virginia personal injury attorney who has handled wrongful death claims in the past.
Our attorneys at Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner understand how overwhelming it can be to face the overwhelming path toward compensation from the moment you file your claim. We know that a family suffers greatly as they face the grief of losing a loved one and come to terms with the financial situation that carries on long after a loved one passes. We are here for you when you need us the most, offering compassionate support to you and your family. Please reach out to us for the help you deserve at 304-431-4050.