PD: Motorcyclist fatally struck by woman performing U-turn in Madisonville

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 07:24:56-04

CINCINNATI -- A motorcyclist is dead after a woman struck his bike while performing a U-turn around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday near the corner of Madison Road and Red Bank Expressway.

Nathan Cotton, 32, was driving his 2003 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on Madison Road when Sheena Robinson, 30, made a U-turn on eastbound Madison Road into Cotton's path, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

The police report says Cotton was unable to stop his motorcycle and struck the side of Robinson's 2007 Dodge Charger.

Even though he was wearing a helmet at the time, Cotton succumbed to his injuries after being transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Cotton leaves behind a wife and four kids.

Ryan Finley witnessed the crash and rushed to Cotton's side to do what he could to help. 

"If someone's in need of help, if you know that something's going done, you go and help them," Finley said. "And even though I didn't have the adequate training and stuff like that, still having somebody there, getting people to call 911 and getting it going is how it needs to be done."

Robinson was wearing her seatbelt and was uninjured in the crash. Police say excessive speed and impairment do not appear to be a factor.

The Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation and any witnesses to this crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (513) 352-2514.