Tragic DUI Crash Takes Life of Child

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A child died at the hospital and another child is still in critical condition after an impaired driver ran a red light and struck another vehicle with six people inside. According to police, the accident happened early Friday morning, July 12, 2019, at the intersection of Tates Road and Lansdowne Drive in Lexington.

At least two of the occupants were children, and all were taken to a local hospital. Tragically, one of children died around 7 a.m. Police arrested the driver and charged her with driving under the influence.

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Do Criminal Charges Help my Personal Injury Case in Kentucky?

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If someone injures another person in an auto accident and is charged with a crime, many people wonder if their personal injury case just got easier. The answer is not really. Most states in the U.S. have a law that says that a charge or conviction in a criminal case doesn’t prove fault against the driver who was charged or convicted.

The reason is because the legal standard (level of proof needed to prove something) in a criminal court is different than the standard in a civil case.

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Can I Move My Car After an Accident in Kentucky?

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After an accident, many people wonder if they can move their car, or are they supposed to wait for police to show up? What if the car is in one of the traffic lanes? For example, someone rear-ends another car on the freeway in the far right-hand lane and the cars are still driveable, some motorists will move out of the road onto the shoulder and wait for police. However, sometimes the motorist will insist that the law requires them to not move the vehicles until the police arrive.

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Five Injured in Wreck Three Airlifted to Hospital

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Two vehicles collided injuring five people three of which were airlifted to the University of Kansas Hospital with severe injuries. According to police at the scene, the crash happened around 7:15 a.m. on US 421 South in front of the Dairy Queen.

It’s unclear what caused the crash which is still under investigation. The three that were airlifted had serious injuries but were not deemed life-threatening. EMS at the scene determined that by airlifting them, they had a better chance of a full long-term recovery.

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Garbage Truck Hits Minivan Killing Driver in Louisville

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Two trucks and a minivan collided killing the driver of the minivan at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019. According to a police spokesperson, the minivan was traveling eastbound on I-264 at Breckenridge Ln when a garbage truck hit the back of the minivan pushing it into a beer truck.

The woman driver of the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene, and both truck drivers were uninjured. Police are still investigating the incident, and its unknown at this time if any charges will be filed.

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Child Riding Bike Critical After Collision With SUV

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An 11-year-old boy was riding his bike when he was struck by an SUV in the 1800 block of Millerstown Road. According to a Kentucky State Police officer at the scene, the driver of the SUV stated that she tried to swerve to miss the child but was unsuccessful.

The accident happened around 6:40 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2019, and the boy was airlifted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville with life-threatening injuries. The road was shut down for a couple of hours so investigators could reconstruct the accident.

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Seat Belt Credited for Saving Lives in Three-Car Accident in Waco

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Two cars collided head-on in and a third car collided with at least one of those a devastating accident early Tuesday morning, March 19, 2019. A Kentucky State trooper at the scene tweeted out kudos to the families for wearing their seatbelts. “Are you convinced that seatbelts and child safety seats save lives? I am, especially after crawling into this car to console a toddler while his mom is trapped up front.”

The accident happened on Irvine Road near the Waco People’s Bank and caused significant traffic congestion as EMS personnel treated the victims,

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Louisville Personal Injury Settlement Calculator (Why Calculators Don’t Work)

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Payment calculators have been around for decades. For example, loan amortization schedules were in printed form long before the internet was ever used. A home buyer would simply refer to the amount of a mortgage, its interest rate and the number of years of the mortgage, and he or she could find the monthly principal and interest payment to the penny. People aren’t vacant land or improved real estate though. We consist of a brain, a spinal cord, nerves, a spine, bones, ligaments tendons, muscles and a heart with a circulatory system. Read the rest  » Louisville Personal Injury Settlement Calculator (Why Calculators Don’t Work)

Man Airlifted in Serious Condition After Wreck in Owingsville

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Two vehicles collided traveling westbound on I-64 in west of Highway 801. The driver of one of the vehicles was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital. Police at the scene say that the wreck happened around 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 13.

The accident is still under investigation and at the time of the report, there is no indication that drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

Air Ambulances

In 2016, there were over 1,000 air ambulance services that transported over 500,000 patients to hospitals around the country.

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Hit-and-Run Bicycle Accidents in Lexington KY

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Bicyclists are at a high risk of suffering severe injuries when they’re in a collision with a motor vehicle. There’s frighteningly little protection for them. If a motorist who hits and injures a bicyclist drives away, and there aren’t any eyewitnesses, the vehicle will probably be gone before the bicyclist comes to his or her senses. That’s exactly what happened to a 47-year-old man a few days ago who was cycling on North Limestone between Templeton Street and Constitution Street at about 2:00 a.m. here in Lexington.

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