Sunday, June 7, 2015

BREAKING: Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Route 8

The stretch of road on Route 8 where the accident occurred Sunday night. FTM file. 
A Cincinnati man is dead after crashing his motorcycle on Route 8 in Fort Thomas Sunday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Fort Thomas paramedics and police showed up on scene for the single motorcycle crash. Police say that he was wearing a helmet and that all safety precautions were in place. He was taken to UC Hospital, but died shortly after arriving.

According to witnesses on scene, the victim of the crash was apart of a group that rides throughout the tri-state every Sunday. There were six in the motorcycle group during this ride. Some members of the group said that they ride on Route 8 once or twice a summer, so they were familiar with the uneven terrain.


Brian White was one of the riders in the group and was near the back of the pack when the crash occurred. He said that the victim hit a divot in the road and it pushed him into a guardrail. "The road is to blame. 100 percent. I've never seen anything like this. You're talking about a guy that can go to a racetrack and go as fast as he wants and take corners ridiculously well. This guy knows how to handle a bike. "

White said that they were abiding by the speed limit, which is 45 miles per hour on that stretch.

Stevie Battle, is a friend of the victim and showed with his trailer to help pick up some of the riders.  "My uncle was involved in a very serious accident on this same road a few years back that almost cost him to lose his leg. This is just a very dangerous road with all the slippage and potholes."

FTM is withholding the name of the victim until his family is notified. This story will be updated.

Route 8. FTM file. 

39 comments:

  1. This road is unsafe in many places in NKY. How many more people need to die in order for the state/county to fix this road?

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    1. how true I wonder if it shut down yet after this accident

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  2. This is a very dangerous road even in a car.This road has gotten even more dangerous over the years.Something needs to be done ASAP for the safety of EVERYONE who travels on this road.Sorry for the loss of this person.




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  3. If Ft Thomas matters, fix route 8, it is rediculouce!

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  4. I drove this exact section of road yesterday and made the comment that the road was in horrible condition. I was in an suv and it tossed me around, going under the speed limit. The State is to blame. they only patch the problem, never fix it. the road needs pilings driven into the north side to keep it from slipping.

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  5. He was a beast on a bike, my prayers are with his family and friends. You will be missed man.

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  6. Wow.... too many have lost their lives on that road. It's part of my usual ride.... really considering changing my route... my prayers to the family and friends...

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  7. WOW!!!! Reading this was like reliving my own life changing nightmare! I am the uncle who Stevie was referring to! The State should be taken to task on the way they neglect proper repair solutions throughout the state.

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    1. So sad. I live on this road, and ride this road. Prayers to the family. Come on Ft thomas, you we pay enough in taxes!!!!!

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  8. I'm sure he was speeding. They alwaysspeed aaround.

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    1. did u even read the story. he wasnt speeding and they usually dont especially when riding in a group.

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    2. What an idiot should have read before u posted something like that now u made urself look stupid prayers for his friends and family

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    3. You picked the wrong site for your bias opinion about "riders" Brian White said they weren't speeding as he was in back of the pack. Shawn Rhodes went to the track if he wanted to "speed" he was one of the best damn riders that I know, I guess all the other riders were speeding also that lost their lives on that road? Your a fool for even saying something along those lines when friends and family are still in mourning. My name Shane Sandlin if you Dont like what I say, let's do lunch and talk about it

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    4. How Dare You say anything like that when someone died ... three beautiful children lost their dad ! A wife lost her husband! It don't matter even if he was ( and he WAS NOT) the road was 100% to blame

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    5. He was not speeding, you're a fucking idiot for saying that you clearly didn't read correctly

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  9. The state road dept just half a$$es everything I know right where it is maybe if the road department main person for Campbell county I believe her name is megan Jones if she would actually do her job this prolly wouldn't happen

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  10. This road is horrible. The state is to blame. It has been bad for years and they continue to put bad bandages for short fixes that never work!

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  11. This road is so unsafe and has taken many lives and I agree with others that this road needs to be shut down and either seriously repaired or just shut period. How many lives are going to have to be lost before the eyes of the city or whoever takes care of the road is opened and they take care of this road. This tragedy could of been permitted if they would take care of this road like they should. To close my post my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

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  12. This is my blood cousin who died he could handle a bike, he was a beast. How many more people have to die before they do something.....

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  13. That rd is bad they need to make sure his family is took care of since there rd took there provider

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  14. LOOKING AT THIS ROAD NO WONDER HE WRECKED.WHOEVER IS IN CHARGE OF THIS SHOULD BE PUTIN JAIL FOR MURDER.BECAUSE OF YOU MY NEPHEW HAS NOW LOST HIS LIFE . AND A WONDERFUL WIFE AND CHILDREN ARE NOW WITHOUT HIM . SHAME ON YOU .


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  15. I would bet that it's not only the road that is to blame but also the design of the guardrails. I ride and just seeing them puts me on edge. The thought of sliding under the rail and into/between those posts is horrible. Ok for cars and trucks, deadly for bikes. The top of the guardrail is just as bad.

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  16. I drive this road every day, I hate It!!!!!!

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  17. It was recently patched and with in the last few years closed and redone to fix it, ha! so sorry for your loss!! prayers for the family!!!

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  18. Rt 8 has always been BAD. All they do is put a bandaid on it,instead of putting the money into fixing it the right way... Prayers to his family and friends...

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  19. I hope the family sues!

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  20. I live on route 8 the road is really bad they patch it never fix it and 20 to 50 bicyclists ride this road everyday they will be next very dangerous road prayers to the family

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  21. We were driving in a Land River on this exact area yesterday afternoon and commented on the horrible condition of the road as it jerked us around.....prayers to the family.....

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  22. I live on Rte 8. Closer to Dayton. I cannot believe all the bicycles that travel this dangerous road.

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  23. This road is in desperate need of repair - not just patching over and over again. It should be a HIGH PRIORITY of the Kentucky State Highway Department. This road is traveled by many families going to soccer and baseball games at Pendery Park. I find it sad that it takes lives to be lost before something is done. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this victim.

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  24. Sorry dude you were a good guy. To bad it was not your dead beat brother. Accepting that would be better than you. RIP

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    1. Can you just not !!?? Keep comments like that to yourself. You think saying things like that is going to get you a seat in heaven ??? Um no!

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  25. If you know the road is unsafe, why would you pleasure ride on it? To fix the road would cost millions. It is a state road not the city's responsibility. It needs to be fixed for sure or closed down to local traffic only. A real shame that a father was lost.

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  26. And this Sunday there will be hundreds of cyclists, many of them inexperienced, riding this same stretch of road.

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  27. I have traveled that road and it is bad even for a car. Prayers for the family and friends.

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  28. dang bro you will be missed. to bad it wasn't randy that dead beat.

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  29. Does anyone wonder why the train tracks never move but the road continually slides? It seems that who ever built the tracks did it right and went down to bedrock. The road is half-assed and dangerous. It should be closed until it is safe

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  30. I rode my motorcycle through Dayton Ky Sunday the 7th,an got on RT 8 going south. When I saw how bad the road was on the north side, I said to myself they should have signs up warning people that the road is in bad shape.

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