Police respond to 4 motorcycle accidents in 24 hours in Metro Louisville
The warmer weather has brought a potentially deadly problem to Kentuckiana roadways.
LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- The warmer weather has brought a potentially deadly problem to Kentuckiana roadways.
In two days, Louisville Metro Police responded to four motorcycle accidents, two of them fatal.
That's why police want to remind people on motorcycles and in cars to slow down and pay attention.
"It is very intoxicating because the wind is blowing in your face, you don't have no cares in the world and you just basically ride," said Charlton Grant.
Grant bought his first motorcycle 15 years ago, and now he is what you'd call an experienced rider. However, before his bike ever saw the road, he saw the inside of a classroom.
"I took the motorcycle safety course that's recommended by the insurance institute," Grant said.
Grant is also a longtime State Farm insurance agent and knows the risk and temptations that come with owning a motorcycle.
"If you are not careful, you can lose sight of where ... your safety precautions you need to exercise," Grant said.
It does happen, in less than 24 hours, there were at least four motorcycle accidents in Metro Louisville this weekend. That includes two fatalities.
At Hurstbourne Parkway and the Watterson Trail, Raymond Mecron crashed and later died of multiple blunt injuries.
William Brown also died of multiple blunt injuries after crashing his motorcycle into the basement window of a home on Deering Road in Valley Station on Saturday.
"And then we got a phone call that it was a motorcycle accident that hit our house," said the homeowner.
The woman who owns the home did not want us to identify her, but she is still in shock and came home to find her home surrounded by police tape.
"It was just really chaotic with all of the people," she said.
After responding to four motorcycle accidents this weekend, LMPD want to share a message with both riders and drivers.
"Obviously, just paying more attention to the number of people that are on the road and being respectful of one another. Again, it is a very tragic day and our prayers go out to the family of the victims," said Dwight Mitchell, with LMPD.
Meanwhile, Grant believes the risks will always be there.
"Every time I start it up ... it is going to be one somewhere," he said.
But he also believes there's a way to reduce the risk.
"I tell all of my customers that are talking to me about possibly getting a motorcycle ... look into taking the motorcycle safety course," Grant said.
Both victims in the motorcycle fatalities died at University Hospital.
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