Louisville Automobile Accident Blog

Why do people speed so often?

Almost everyone who has ever driven a car has likely broken the speed limit. We know it’s wrong, but it seems like everyone does it.

If you think it’s just a minor issue and that the worst thing that can happen is that you will get a speeding ticket, think again. The reality is that 27 percent of deadly accidents can be traced back to speeding, at least in part. Reports show that, in 2016, that meant that 10,111 people died in crashes where speeding was cited.

With 10,000 people dying every year, it is clear this isn’t a minor issue. So why do people do it?

One of the most common reasons is simply that they are running late. American culture really values being on time or even early.… Continue reading

Man dies after getting hit by a car in Kentucky

A man in Kentucky was seriously injured when a vehicle hit him while he was on foot, and he eventually passed away from those injuries. He was 59 years old at the time. According to the coroner who took on the case, the cause of death was blunt force trauma, which led to head injuries.

The accident happened on Thursday, May 31. The man was near the intersection of New Circle Road and Russell Cave Road in Lexington. The crash happened relatively early in the morning, at about 5:40 a.m.

Police are investigating the incident. They did say they think it was an accident, rather than an event with malicious intent. An accident reconstruction team responded after the crash to start the investigation, and they closed the road down for about four hours.… Continue reading

Fatalities by type of car accident

Have you ever found yourself wondering what type of car accident puts you in the most danger? Is it the rear-end accident that you never see coming, the rollover wreck as you go around a corner or perhaps the red light runner hitting the side of your car at an intersection?

While any accident can be potentially deadly, the statistics do help shed some light on the risks. Reports claim that head-on crashes — also called frontal accidents — make up around 54 percent of fatalities. This makes them the most dangerous type of accident by a wide margin.

That said, it is also worth noting that head-on crashes are one of the most common types of accidents, considering how common two-way roads are.… Continue reading

Experts disagree on truck driver fatigue

Truck driver fatigue continues to be such a point of contention because it is hotly debated by experts on both sides.

It is easy to imagine that drowsy drivers pose a serious risk. Every so often, a high-profile accident occurs, and it turns out that a driver nodded off behind the wheel or had not slept in so long that his or her reaction time was lacking.

One study carried out by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) claimed that 31 percent of fatal truck accidents it covered could be traced back to fatigue. That’s a huge number, with thousands upon thousands of trucks on the roads of Kentucky alone. That percentage was also higher than the study found for drugs or alcohol.… Continue reading

Drunk people do not understand their real level of intoxication

If you went in to work after having a few drinks at lunch, how would you feel? As you sat in your cubicle with many people around you who were completely sober, would you start feeling like you were really intoxicated? Would you worry that it was obvious to everyone around you? Sure, you only had three beers, but you would probably feel drunk.

Now consider how you would feel if you had three beers at a holiday party where everyone was severely intoxicated. Imagine that some people have passed out from drinking too much, others are playing drinking games and doing shot after shot and still others are so out of it you know they will not remember the party in the morning.… Continue reading