T.C. Drake is in serious condition at University of Louisville Hospital after his motorcycle collided with a car on U.S. 62 in Nelson County, Kentucky around 9:00 p.m. Sunday. Drake, played tight end for the University of Kentucky before playing for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010.
Drake was travelling down U.S. 62 when Jennifer Reed, 35, made a left-hand turn into his lane of travel. Drake’s motorcycle hit the passenger side of Reed’s car and Drake was ejected from his motorcycle. Drake was not wearing a helmet at the time and suffered severe head injuries.
Motorcycle accidents at intersections are common because drivers may not see the oncoming motorcycle. Drivers may be looking for larger vehicles and not recognize a motorcycle or the vehicle may be in the driver’s blind spot. Drugs or alcohol may also impair the driver’s ability to see or recognize a motorcycle in the road.
Reed, the driver of the other vehicle, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and first degree assault.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, a motorcycle accident lawyer can offer guidance.