What Happens When you get Hit by a Company Car?

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We’ve all seen the large commercial hauling goods across the county and then in the city picking up and delivering their hauls. But sometimes company cars aren’t so easy to spot. While some might have a logo or the company name, others look just like any other car. So what happens when we get into a crash with one of these?

Four Killed in Tragic Accident Involving Company Car

A 29-year-old man hit two vehicles killing four people in a crash Friday, February 14,

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Kentucky Auto Accidents Involving Disabled Vehicles

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When a car is on the side of the road out of gas or just won’t run, the risks to the driver and occupants go up. The American Automobile Association says the risk factor skyrockets as soon as the occupant gets out of the car.

In a report on pedestrian accidents, the AAA says that around 15 percent of freeway deaths occur when a pedestrian is hit while on the shoulder of the road. That’s around two people a day across the country.

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Multiple-Impact Crash Fatalities in Kentucky

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Being in one wreck is bad enough, but sometimes one wreck can actually be two collisions with is going to put those involved at a much higher risk of injury or fatality. It can also become a liability nightmare as the insurance companies and their lawyers all try to point the blame as someone else.

Woman Dies in Double-Impact Crash in Cave City

A woman died Sunday around 11:20 a.m. when her car was hit by two other cars on Kentucky Highway 90 near Harry King Road.

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Multiple Injury DUI Accidents

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Impaired driving takes around 10,000 lives every year in the U.S. Out of those, around 160 die in Kentucky and over 10,000 are injured. So while we are making progress in reducing impaired driving, we still have a significant problem.

One of them is when a vehicle involved in an impaired driving crash is full of people and many are hurt in one accident.

Five Seriously Injured in DUI Crash in Laural County

A pickup and an SUV collided at the Level Cross Rd intersection on KY-312 on Sunday,

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Kentucky Emergency Vehicle Crashes

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Emergency vehicles are just about everywhere you look when you’re out on the city streets. Police, EMS, ambulance and fire trucks are potentially out on the roads any time of the day. Sometimes these vehicles get into accidents and then need other first responders to come to their aid. These accidents can be serious and cause significant injuries to those involved.

Ambulance Driver and Passenger Injured in Crash in Paducah

An ambulance and a minivan collided early Monday morning, January 27, 2020, U.S.

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Kentucky School Bus Injuries

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Each year around 130 people die in school-bus related accidents with most (around 85%) of these being occupants of the other car. This is because buses provide a good deal of protection when colliding with an average passenger vehicle.

However, each year, 17,000 people are sent to the emergency room from a bus crash. Of these, a great deal are injured and trauma car, further treatment and rehabilitation.

Two Students Injured in Fatal Bus Crash

A charter bus carrying students from Washington D.C.

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Kentucky Rural T-Bone Accidents

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Driving on rural roads is more dangerous than driving on urban streets, according to a study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, the study says that while only 42 percent of drivers live in rural areas, the fatality rate is almost double that in urban areas.

There are many reasons for this, and one of them is the broadside or T-bone accident. This happens when a car hits another one in the side at a 90-degree angle. Attributes of a T-bone accident are a high amount of damage,

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Kentucky Freeway Chain-Reaction Crashes

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Kentucky has roughly 1,200 miles of freeways that mike up the lifelines that connect its cities, town and communities. Unfortunately, these same roads present a high risk of chain-reaction accidents.

While a chain-reaction accident can happen on just about any road, the high speeds of the divided multi-lane freeways are ripe for some of the most dangerous and deadly of these accidents. A chain-reaction is an accident that involves three or more vehicles that is usually started when two vehicles collide setting off other collisions with more vehicles.

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Louisville Snow Plow Accidents

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When winter storms hit the Louisville and Lexington metro areas, the snowplows hit the streets removing the snow and clearing paths so people can travel. When a plow is needed, it’s a sure bet that the road conditions are not favorable for driving so extra caution is needed.  Unfortunately, accidents still happen despite people’s efforts to drive safely.

An example of this is an accident in Drakesboro, around 90 miles southwest of Louisville, between a snowplow and a pickup truck. On December 5th,

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Semi-Truck Freeway Accidents

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Semi-trucks are big, heavy and dangerous to others on the road as they haul their freight getting goods from one place to another. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the freeways. Because of the weight and size of the trucks and the speeds on the freeways, crashes can be much more deadly.

Two People Hospitalized in Semi-Truck Van Accident

A passenger van was crushed and pinned between a semi-truck and a concrete barrier after an accident at the 71/75 split in Boon County.

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