Driving a car can be a risky activity, even when a driver follows all the rules of the road. There are times when he or she may be driving safely, but still be hit by someone else who is not following Kentucky traffic laws. One recent car accident involving three vehicles left one driver dead, after police say that another driver failed to stop at a traffic light. The investigation remains open, but this could be a clear-cut example of just how dangerous it is to flout traffic laws.
Officers say that on a recent weekend evening, two vehicles were traveling south on a local roadway. They reportedly both stopped at a red light, one presumably behind the other. Police claim that a third car hit the second one from behind, causing it to crash into the first car. First responders rushed to the scene, but the driver of the second car did not survive, dying at the scene of the crash.
Police say that the driver of the third car was uninjured. The status of the first driver is unclear. Officers say that they intend to charge the third driver with a crime related to the crash, but have not announced what those charges might be. Sometimes crashes like these may involve an impaired or distracted driver. At this time, police say their investigation is ongoing.
No matter the outcome of any criminal charges, the family of the person who died in this car accident may have other ways of pursuing justice in the face of such tragedy. They could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit holding the accused driver or other responsible parties liable. A personal injury attorney here in Kentucky could be of great assistance to a grieving family in a similar situation.