Motorcyclist Injured, Hit by Drunk Driver in Oldham County

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June 15, 2012 – Oldham County, Ky. – A person had to be taken to the hospital and another was sent to jail after a car crashed into a motorcycle on Wednesday, June 13.

According to an article by WHAS11, Oldham County police said that the accident happened on Route 53 when Nicholas Snoddy crashed his car into a motorcycle head-on as he tried to pass. Snoddy was speeding and driving under the influence at the time of the accident. 

The Oldham Era reports the motorcyclist, Charles Klosterman, suffered multiple leg injuries and broken bones. He was conscious before being moved to University of Louisville Hospital. Currently, Klosterman is stable, but in critical condition. 

Snoddy was arrested immediately after the accident despite attempts to flee the scene. He has received multiple charges, including DUI, speeding, and assault. Snoddy remains in jail with an unknown bail fee.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2010 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 760 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky. 

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