Last Friday, Adair County 911 received a report of a single vehicle collision motorcycle vs tree in the Knifley community of Adair County, KY. Deputy Josh Durbin was dispatched to the scene and on arrival it was found that Bradley Ratcliff, 28, of Campbellsville was operating a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle west on KY 76.
According to witness statements an unknown vehicle that was traveling east crossed over the center divide of the highway. Ratcliff then steered his motorcycle toward the shoulder in an attempt to avoid a collision. Ratcliff’s motorcycle dropped off the roadway and travelled down an embankment, coming to rest when it struck a tree .
Ratcliff was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and was airlifted from the scene to the University of KY by Air Evac.
The collision is being investigated by K-9 Deputy Josh Durbin with assistance from Deputy Chandler Staten, Kentucky State Police, Knifley Fire Department and Adair EMS.