Two-Car Crash In Laurel County Kills One
One person is dead after a major car crash near Lily on August 2, 2018.
According to Lex18, this crash happened on US 25 close to Fariston Road. Allegedly, as a northbound Mitsubishi tried to turn left onto Fariston, it struck a southbound Jeep. First-responders immediately transported the two drivers and two Jeep passengers to local hospitals.
Unfortunately, the passenger traveling in the Jeep’s backseat was pronounced dead at the hospital. All of the other crash victims are expected to survive their injuries.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the result of this tragic collision.
The Dangers Of Left Turns
Although making left turns is common on America’s roadways, it’s also the cause of many serious accidents. Some experts believe left-hand turns are so dangerous that they should be banned across the USA!
Recent data from the US government found that 53 percent of pedestrian collisions are caused by left turns. Contrast that with only 5 percent caused by right turns. Even more startling, a study out of New York found that drivers were three times more likely to get involved in a fatal pedestrian accident than those taking a right turn.
Left turns are also one of the primary causes behind motorcyclist accidents in the USA. The National Highway Traffic Association (NHTSA) discovered that over 35 percent of deadly motorcycle accidents in the US involved a driver taking a left turn.
Traffic safety experts recommend drivers only take left turns with extreme caution, especially when on major roads. In the warmer weather, take extra time to scan the roadways for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Unfortunately, many people who cause left turn accidents were distracted.
Injured In A Car Wreck? Get Kaufman & Stigger On Your Side
Were you or a loved one recently injured due to another driver’s negligence? If so, you need to get in touch with a car accident lawyer as soon as you can. One call to the offices of Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC will help you better understand your options to given the nature of your case.
The lawyers at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have years of experience helping pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and motorists who’ve been injured in the Bluegrass State. Whether you’re seeking damages for a traumatic injury or a wrongful death, our compassionate team will help you fight the big insurance companies to get the justice you’re due.
All calls to our offices are free and confidential, so never hesitate to get in touch with us.