Car Accident

Five Measures Drivers Can Take to Promote Vehicular Safety

You are probably familiar with the clever line from a famous late comedian, “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” We wish to help you avoid being identified as either one of those two. Driving with safety in mind can drastically reduce your risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Every time you get behind the wheel please remember the five safety measures outlined below to ensure safe arrival to your destination.

1) Focused Driving

As a society, we seem to be more distracted than ever before. With the convenience of cell phones, Bluetooth, and other electronic devices, your attention can slowly be pulled away from the road.… Continue reading

Who is liable in a left turn accident?

Most drivers in Kentucky will have experienced a car accident at some point in their lives, whether they were involved in the incident or simply passing by it. These events can be highly traumatic for all concerned, resulting in emotional distress, physical injury and costly damage to vehicles. In the worst cases they can even cost lives.

Sadly, no matter how careful you are as a driver, there is still a chance that you could get caught up in a car accident. It only takes one person on the road to make a mistake for everyone else to be put at risk. It is a difficult thing to think about, but unfortunately it is a very common occurrence.

If you are harmed in an accident or your vehicle is damaged, you may wonder how you are going to cover the costs.… Continue reading

You should not have to pay for someone else’s mistake

It is a devastating truth that many drivers in Kentucky will become the victim of a car accident at some point in their lives. Worse still, in a huge number of cases, it may not be their fault. Sometimes it is due to vehicle malfunction or poor driving conditions. In many cases, however, it is because of the negligence or carelessness of another road user.

When another driver is behaving erratically, or driving too fast, you may not have time to react before disaster strikes. After that, you could be faced with serious injuries and costly vehicle repairs. As if this wasn’t enough, the other driver may not be sufficiently insured or they may even flee the scene of the accident.… Continue reading

Multi-vehicle accident has fatal consequences

Every year in Kentucky, car accidents claim countless lives. When one person errs, their mistake can endanger everyone else around them, inside and outside their vehicle. This can be caused by any number of factors, from excessive speed or intoxication to distracted driving or simply bad weather conditions. The sad fact is that car accidents are a common tragedy and many people have their lives turned upside-down as a result.

In one such case, a three-car accident led to the death of one person. The identity and even the gender of the victim could not be determined at the scene due to the extent of their injuries. It is believed that the crash occurred when two cars hit a third after allegedly crossing the road’s median.… Continue reading

When a loved one is killed, covering the costs can be difficult

The roads of Kentucky are no strangers to accidents. It is a sad fact that countless drivers, passengers and even pedestrians come to harm on the roads each year. Fatigue, bad weather and distracted driving can all contribute to such accidents, so it is important to stay alert. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, if someone else on the road is driving recklessly, you could still be hurt.

In Bullitt County, a Kentucky State Police trooper was injured while in the process of making a traffic stop. The trooper was transported to a hospital with injuries that were deemed to be non-life-threatening. As the ambulance made its way there, it was escorted by police officers. Meanwhile, lanes of the Interstate where the accident occurred were closed and the traffic rerouted.… Continue reading

Drunk driving accidents increase around Independence Day

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our independence and all the things that make our country great. For many, it’s also become a time for drunken revelry, which is perfectly fine when handled responsibly. Unfortunately, because of their impaired judgment, many end up driving while intoxicated over the holiday weekend and wind up killing themselves and others.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 79 people died in car accidents July 4 of 2012 — the last year data are available. Of those people who died in car accidents, 78 at minimum involved one driver or motorcyclist who had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or more. What is disturbing is that it appears through this data that 2012 was not an anomaly.… Continue reading

New program aims to curb teen drunk driving

Getting your first license is a major milestone in life. As a teen, you’ve been yoked to your parents for your entire life and so a license becomes a symbol of freedom and independence. Driving test day is almost a rite of passage that signals a teen’s first step into the adult world. Unfortunately, many teens are not ready for this next step and car accidents can often happen as a result.

Yes, part of growing up is being allowed to make mistakes, but there are some mistakes whose consequences are so severe that the teen will never recover. Many think that texting and driving is perfectly acceptable and many have paid for that misconception with their lives.

Some teens also might think that getting behind the wheel after having a couple of drinks isn’t going to hurt anyone.… Continue reading

Twin baby girls in tragic Louisville crash: 1 dead, 1 critical

Even the most conscientious parent shares the roads of Kentucky with motorists that may show little respect for the safety of children. This is a risk that can have heart-breaking results, especially when a very young child dies in a preventable vehicle accident.

A fatal accident occurred on a recent Friday night in Louisville. A van driven by a mother, with her twin baby daughters and two teenage girls as passengers, was involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident. The van was hit when another car ploughed past a stop sign and into the vehicle. One of the 5-month-old babies was killed, and the other remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Authorities have arrested a 51-year-old man alleged to have been under the influence of alcohol while at the helm of the car that crashed into the woman’s van.… Continue reading

Man killed in car accident on KY 801

It goes without saying that the death of a loved one is a very painful and difficult experience. When a friend or familymember is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, it can be that much more traumatizing. The mental suffering family and friends go through when their loved one is killed in an accident is hard to imagine.

An Ohio man was recently killed while driving in Kentucky on KY 801. It is reported that the driver who died was unable to maintain control of his vehicle while in icy conditions and crashed into another car. The other driver survived and was treated for injuries. It is not known yet why the driver lost control over his vehicle, but the accident is still being investigated.… Continue reading

Police arrest Lexington party-goer for hit and run

Why do hit-and-run drivers flee? Sometimes they leave the scene because they are intoxicated and don’t want to get arrested. Or the maybe the hit-and-run driver doesn’t have a valid license. Other drivers flee the scene because they are in possession of an illegal substance. And still others have committed parole violations and don’t want to return to prison.

In any case, Kentucky authorities rightfully take hit-and-run accidents very seriously. Unfortunately, too often the people who pay the biggest price for a hit-and-run crash are the victims who have been hit.

Police say that a party at a Lexington home recently escalated into an altercation, and a 21-year-old party-goer drove his vehicle into a fellow reveller. The driver didn’t wait or check on the condition of the victim, but instead fled the scene.… Continue reading