Motorcycle Accidents on the Rise as former NHL player Nic Kerdiles dies involved in a tragic accident
In a tragic turn of events, former NHL player Nic Kerdiles lost his life in a motorcycle crash in Nashville, leaving behind a heart-wrenching reminder of the risks associated with motorcycle accidents. Kerdiles, 29, who was engaged to reality TV star Savannah Chrisley, was fatally injured when his motorcycle collided with an SUV at the intersection of 14th Avenue North and Wheless Street.
The preliminary investigation indicated that Kerdiles had traveled through a stop sign, resulting in a collision with the driver’s side of a BMW. Despite immediate stops by both drivers, there were no signs of impairment involved. As a result, no charges are anticipated in this tragic incident.
Despite being drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round of the 2012 NHL Draft, Kerdiles’ life was tragically cut short. His story serves as a stark reminder of the dangers faced by motorcyclists on the road.
The statistics surrounding motorcycle accidents in the United States are concerning. In 2021, a staggering 5,932 motorcyclists lost their lives in crashes, marking an 8% increase from the previous year. This unfortunate figure represents the highest number of motorcycle-related deaths since data collection began in 1975, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Motorcycles, while making up only about 3% of all registered vehicles and accounting for 0.6% of vehicle miles traveled in the US, are disproportionately involved in fatal accidents. According to the National Safety Council, motorcyclists account for 14% of all traffic-related deaths.
These statistics underscore the need for increased awareness and safety measures for motorcyclists on our roads. It is crucial for riders to exercise caution and adhere to traffic rules. However, accidents can happen despite the best precautions.
For those who have been involved in motorcycle accidents, or if you know someone affected by such an incident, seeking legal representation is essential. At Makkabi Law Group, we specialize in personal injury cases, including those resulting from motorcycle accidents. Our dedicated team is committed to helping victims and their families seek justice and compensation for their injuries and losses.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to provide the support and guidance needed during these challenging times. Your well-being and rights matter, and we are ready to fight for them.