Accidents Involving Intersections in Todd County KY

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Intersections are dangerous places for Kentucky drivers no matter if they’re in the busiest section of downtown or along a rural highway. Intersections have specific laws and right-of-ways to keep motorists safe. But when just one person fails to observe those laws, many other drivers and passengers can be put at risk.

Drivers can be distracted or simply be going too fast when they approach a crossroads and fail to monitor what those drivers with the right-of-way are doing. Other motorists can have little warning of another driver’s mistake and be left little time or room to avoid a dangerous impact.

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Motorcycle Hit-And-Run Accidents in Laurel County KY

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Kentucky is a paradise for motorcyclists. Riders come from inside and outside the state to tour the beautiful backroads during the week and especially on the weekends. Residents can also just hop on a bike to make the drive to work or to the store more enjoyable.

No matter the reason for the trip, riders are always at high risk from distracted and reckless motorists who can drive as if a motorcyclist doesn’t even exist. Sadly, the accidents that result could often have been prevented with a few more seconds of observation and care shown by the driver.

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Dangerous Pedestrian Accidents On Russell Cave Road In Lexington KY

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Pedestrians shouldn’t have to risk their wellbeing just to travel across Lexington. Yet, they can end up the victims of dangerous crashes due to the negligence of local drivers who don’t show people on foot a proper duty of care. This duty requires drivers to show extra caution anytime there are pedestrians nearby no matter where they meet them.

When drivers get careless or make reckless decisions, pedestrians are at unique risk of a serious injury and the loss of life.

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Deadly Accidents Involving Wrong-Way Drivers on New Circle Road in Lexington

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Wrong-way collisions can be the most frightening accidents of all. Drivers can take every precaution as they travel, but they can be unprepared for someone coming directly at them in the wrong direction. The shock of that sight can make it harder for drivers to avoid oncoming obstacles.

Patch looked at recent AAA numbers on wrong-way accidents. In recent years wrong-way collisions have been up by nearly a third across the nation. They reported that over a nine-year span Kentucky saw 33 fatal wrong-way accidents leading to a tragic 39 lives claimed.

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Bicycle Accidents On Dixie Highway In Louisville KY

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Bicyclists in Louisville travel at elevated risk of accidents no matter the time of day. Cyclists traveling after the sun goes down can find that many sections of Louisville don’t have enough lighting to keep people on bikes visible to drivers and safe.

Riders can also struggle to find safe bike lanes in certain parts of the city. And even though bicyclists have as much right to the traffic lanes as any driver, riders must deal with motorists who are either ignorant of the law or don’t care.

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Car Accidents On US 421 In Trimble County KY

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Narrow two-lane roads spanning rural Kentucky can leave little room for drivers to correct for mistakes and avoid collisions. Motorists can travel for hours without incident and suddenly find another vehicle in their path and be left no time to react.

The tragic accidents that result from these incidents are tracked by the Kentucky State Police each year. Trimble County saw 149 traffic accidents across 2019. Those collisions left 37 people to recover from injuries and were responsible for a heartbreaking two deaths for the year.

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Dangerous Accidents on St. John Road in Hardin County KY

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Rural roads that cut through the heart of Hardin County can carry a lot of traffic on just two lanes. Those busy routes can bring drivers extremely close to one another. One mistake, like a glance at a cellphone or traveling a bit too fast and losing control, can put a motorist into the path of another vehicle to cause a scary collision.

The families of accident victims and the Hardin County Community must deal with the consequences of tragic car accidents each year.

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Accidents On Kentucky 11 in Bath County

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Kentucky highways are often comprised of just two lanes and slender shoulders that leave little room for accident avoidance. Drivers on these highways can easily get distracted and lose focus on the road ahead. That mistake can put one vehicle on a collision course with another with little time for the other motorist to react to steer clear of a devastating accident.

The Kentucky State Police see the devastating results of these terrible accidents every year. By their count,

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Kentucky Lifts Most COVID-19 Court Restrictions

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The wheels of justice will turn once again in Kentucky as COVID-19 restrictions ease. It’s good news for personal injury victims who may have been waiting for a year or more to seek justice for injuries suffered due to the carelessness of someone else.

On Tuesday, May 18th, 2021, Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. announced that almost all COVID-19 restrictions for the state court system are going away. The change is effective immediately.

The order eliminates most health and safety requirements that had limited in-person court operations since the pandemic began.

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Three-Wheeled Motorcycle Accidents in Woodford County KY

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Kentucky is a beautiful place for a motorcycle ride, but sadly careless drivers land riders in frightening accidents far too often. Defenseless riders can suddenly notice vehicles weighing several thousand pounds pushing them out of a lane or see an inattentive driver pull right out in front of them.

These dangerous mistakes are what lead to the way too frequent motorcycle accidents that are recorded each year in the Blue Grass State. As the weather warms up and folks pull out their motorcycles for a weekend ride,

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