An intersection is a high-risk area for crashes and injuries. Roads naturally intersect with other roads which require some type of traffic control to keep vehicles from colliding. The vast majority of intersections in Kentucky are controlled with a stop sign while others have varying levels of signal-light control that attempt to keep cars apart.
However, no matter the system, it is only as good as those using it, and drivers are going to make mistakes. This means that sooner or later, someone is going to get injured trying to get through an intersection.
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Even though rural driving can have a much better view than Louisville traffic, studies have shown that driving in the country is more dangerous than driving on the congested roads and freeways in urban areas. Drivers who cruise for miles without seeing another car might be tempted to blow through a stop sign, making a poor assumption that another car won’t be at the crossing.
Three Dead in Blown Stop Sign Crash in Shepardsville
Police say that a Honda Civic with three people inside ran a stop sign Thursday,
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Freeways are often the scene of horrific crashes involving multiple vehicles. Because of the number of lanes and the volume of traffic on an interstate, the likelihood of more than two vehicles colliding is high. When this happens, there is an increased chance of serious injuries and even fatalities.
This isn’t just because there are more vehicles involved, but because there is an increased chance of multiple victims which can cause delays in getting help to each victim.
One Dead in Multiple-Vehicle Crash on I-265
Four passenger cars and two tractor-trailers were involved in a chain-reaction crash on I-265 near its junction with I-70.
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There is a hit and run epidemic happening all over the country, and it’s having an effect on cities like Louisville and Lexington. According to a AAA report, hit and run accident have risen across the nation a staggering 60 percent from 2009 to 2016.
With over 2,050 hit and runs a year, it means that every day five people in the US are killed by a hit and run driver.
Woman Killed by Hit and Run Driver in Lexington
Police were called to Martha Court in Lexington at 4:30 am Wednesday,
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Each year in Kentucky, around 33 people die in ATV/UTC crashes which makes them the third highest out of the 50 states. Kentucky does have a law against riding an off-road vehicle while intoxicated which can cover crashes and incidents on dirt and gravel road, trails and public spaces.
But many people in Kentucky, especially younger drivers, don’t feel that the same rules apply when riding an ATV or UTV.
17-Year-Old Arrested in UTV Crash that Seriously Injured Teen
The driver of a UTV rounded a corner at high speed on West Ault Sawmill Road in Washington County in southern Indiana Saturday and the UTV rolled three times.
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Head-on crashes are one of the deadliest types of crashes there are according to a report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we’ve seen the devastation that a head-on causes, and we’ve seen the anguish and pain a head-on fatality can cause surviving family members.
We’ve dedicated our lives to helping victims of car crashes get the compensation they need for their injuries or the loss of their loved ones.
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Ambulances rush to accident scenes and transport the wounded to the hospital. But what happens when the ambulance needs an ambulance? Statistically, it’s inevitable that an ambulance out on the road will get into an accident, but when it happens, issues can arise regarding fault and liability.
Woman Killed, Two Injured in Crash with an Ambulance near Lebanon
A 41-year-old woman was killed when an ambulance collided with pickup truck Saturday night, June 6, 2020. Police say that the accident happened when an ambulance tried to pass a truck that was making a left turn onto Elk Road off of US 68 near Lebonan.
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Accidents involving multiple vehicles typically occur as a result of the carelessness and negligence of just one driver. Then, other negligent drivers pile into each other. When these types of accidents occur, both drivers and passengers suffer injuries. The legal landscape turns into a nightmare. Multiple investigators will try to reconstruct what happened with different versions of the events, and it’s likely that the original injured victim will be caught in the middle with different insurance companies pointing their respective fingers at each other. Nobody wants to compensate that victim for the injuries and damages suffered,
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While we are celebrating differently because of the state-ordered shutdown for COVID-19, Memorial Day traditionally sees more driving and consequently more accidents and fatalities than most weekends.
Typically, serious injuries and fatalities are more frequent for rural travelers than their urban counterparts. According to the NHTSA, rural drivers are more likely to be killed in a crash than urban drivers traveling the same number of miles. The report goes on to say that rural areas accounted for 45 percent of all traffic fatalities yet rural drivers make up only 19 percent of drivers and 30 percent of all miles driven.
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Head-on collisions are one of the most dangerous types of accidents there are. Unfortunately, they are quite common on rural Kentucky highways which increases the risk for those out traveling.
A head-on can happen in many ways, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rural driving is far riskier than driving in urban areas. Unfortunately, this higher risk sometimes plays out at a high cost.
Four Motorists Die in Head-On Collision in Meade County
Four people died in a tragic accident Tuesday afternoon,
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