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Accident claims the life of 18-year-old Kentucky girl

An 18-year-old girl from Lexington has been killed in a tragic accident in Fayette County. It all started when authorities tried to pull over a Toyota Camry around 11:30 at night. The Camry was showing up in the system as stolen, so they pulled the driver over, but vehicle sped away and they decided not to chase it. Just a few minutes later, an officer reported seeing a car going the wrong way down the road, and around 10 minutes later, officials started receiving calls of an accident.

The driver of the Camry collided with a white pickup truck and then was hit by another vehicle. The 18-year-old girl who was killed was riding in the passenger seat of the Camry.… 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

Driver fatigue can kill

If you are a regular driver in Kentucky, you may have already noticed the large number of trucks on the roads. In fact, these vehicles are such a common sight throughout the United States that many drivers forget just how dangerous they can be to share the road with. Of course, as long as the truck driver is diligent and responsible, everything should be fine. However, the slightest mistake can lead to widespread tragedy.

Unfortunately, there are all too many ways in which this can occur. For example, truck drivers often have to travel extremely long distances with only limited breaks. Overly tight scheduling on the part of the companies they work for can even push drivers to take less rest than they are legally required to have.… 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

What is a no-zone?

Trucks are a common sight on the roads of Kentucky, so much so that many drivers do not give them a second thought. After all, with so many vehicles on the road, what difference does one more make? However, because of their vastly different size and shape, trucks need to be treated with extra care and attention when you are sharing the roads with them.

The main reason for this is that trucks simply do not have the same field of vision that other vehicles do. Their length means that certain areas are obscured from the views visible to the driver in the truck’s mirrors. These areas are referred to as no-zones. If you drive in a truck’s no-zone, the driver may not know you are there and this can lead to a serious accident.… 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

2 Kentuckians killed in horrific truck accident

As a general rule, accidents involving tractor-trailers are about as bad as it gets. The overwhelming size and power of such vehicles can turn them into awesomely destructive weapons. Add alcohol, fatigue or negligence to the mix and you’ve got a recipe for disaster on your hands.

A rather terrible truck accident happened in a neighboring state, Tennessee, on June 25. While the details are still sketchy, reports indicate that four people died, including two from Kentucky, in a crash that involved two semi trucks and, at minimum, two cars. It is not yet known how the accident happened or whether anyone involved was driving recklessly, while distracted or under the influence. Individuals who saw the accident scene were shocked by the carnage.… Continue reading

Semi truck slams into police car, kills officer

We rely on trucks to get the stuff we use every day across the county. Without them, packages wouldn’t be delivered, our food would never get to our local grocery aisle and important construction equipment couldn’t get where it needs to go. However, truck companies and the drivers they employ have a duty to the general public to conduct their oversized machines with the utmost care. Drivers should receive proper training and should never be made to drive when they are fatigued. For their part, drivers have a responsibility to not drink or use drugs that could impair their ability to drive. 

That’s because even the smallest misstep can lead to a truck accident. Because of their heft, these tractor-trailer crashes usually do an inordinate amount of damage, both to property and people.… 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

Accident involving 4 big rig trucks kills 2

As a motorist, it’s not unusual to see multiple 18-wheelers traveling on the interstate with you. We usually speed up or maneuver a bit to avoid driving next to them but other than that, we do not pay them particular attention. That is, until tragedy strikes. Sometimes, a truck accident happens that demands notice and can put the lives of all others on the road at risk.

Recently, four big rig trucks were involved in an accident that tied up traffic for miles and killed two people. It is believed that when traffic became congested, one truck driver failed to stop and that resulted in his truck rear-ending one ahead of him. As often happens in congested traffic, a chain reaction was triggered that resulted in two other big rigs then becoming involved in the pileup.… Continue reading