Louisville Automobile Accident Blog

Woman killed in hit-and-run while getting garbage cans

A woman in Kentucky was simply trying to bring her garbage cans back to the house after the trash had been picked up, but she was hit by a vehicle that then sped away from the crash site. Tragically, she died from her injuries.

The woman’s home sits near a golf course, though it is unclear if the white SUV that hit her was coming from the course or not. Witnesses watched the crash and later told the authorities that the SUV left the road, hit the woman and simply kept on going.

Per the coroner’s office, “multiple blunt force injuries” were the official cause of death. The woman was so badly hurt that she could not even be taken to a local medical center by emergency crews, but died at the scene.… Continue reading

Key statistics regarding deadly pedestrian accidents

Pedestrians who are doing little more than walking the dog or going for a run face serious risks when these activities take them near busy roads. An accident involving a car has a high probability of being fatal, and all it takes is one little error on the driver’s part to put someone in the hospital.

To really understand just what the problem looks like, here are a few key statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In one study, a full 70 percent of pedestrians who passed away were men, while 30 percent were women.
  • During the week, the highest percentage of fatal pedestrian accidents can be seen from 4 p.m. until midnight.
  • On the weekend, though, things shift a bit, and the highest percentage of fatal incidents can be observed between 8 p.m., and 4 a.m.
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Do you have post-concussion syndrome?

You’re involved in a motorcycle accident when a driver turns left in front of you. You slam into the front panel of the car, sail off your bike and land in the road.

You’re lucky. You had your helmet on. It strikes the pavement first. You wind up with a broken wrist and a concussion, but you are alive.

You expect your concussion to heal in a week or two. After all, you watch plenty of NFL games. Players are constantly getting concussions and then coming back a week or two later. You do not think it is a big deal.

However, some of your symptoms just seem to linger. You have dizzy spells weeks after the accident. You get headaches in a way you never experienced them before.… Continue reading

A stunning majority of motorcycle crashes lead to injury or death

You have always heard that motorcycle accidents are dangerous. You wear the gear: a leather jacket, a full-shield helmet, riding gloves and protective pants.

Does that keep you safe? It can, and it absolutely helps. The more safety gear, the better.

That said, the risks may be higher than you realize. Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a staggering 80 percent of all motorcycle crashes that get reported lead to injury or death.

It’s an incredible risk. If you ever crash, for any reason, the odds strongly favor you at least getting hurt in the wreck. While there are far more car accidents every year due to the sheer number of cars on the road, far more people walk away from these accidents without injuries.… Continue reading