For many people clicking their seat belt into place when traveling in the car is automatic.
There is an average of more than 130,000 traffic crashes on Kentucky roads every year. Many of these crashes leave families facing severe injuries that disrupt their entire lives. Here is a look at some of the most common injuries that can result from a car accident.
In late December, six people were injured in a crash on US 127 near Peaks Mill Road in Franklin County after one car hydroplaned and struck another.
For centuries, people could not sue the government for actions the government took that harmed them. It was part of English common law that carried over to the United States.
If you're facing drunk driving charges or if you've been injured by a drunk driver, you're not alone: The number of crashes in Kentucky in which alcohol was involved has averaged about 4,400 per year for the past several years, according to new research.
Rollover accidents cause serious injuries and often result in fatalities. Vehicle rollovers happen in about 3 percent of car crashes, but they yield 30 percent of all accident deaths. Rollovers can happen instantly, with little warning, but an understanding of why they happen and ways to lessen the chances of being injured in one might help you stay safer.
Hazards abound on the roadway. There’s road construction, weather conditions, debris, potholes and more to deal with every time you get in the car. In addition to contending with those, of course, you also have to pay attention to other drivers, obey the rules of the road watch your speed, and drive defensively.
You may assume that it’s safe to run to the mall to do a bit of Christmas shopping. You drive out, park your car and head into your favorite store to cross a few items off your holiday shopping list. Your mind is on the task at hand, but you’ll be safe, right? The answer to that might not be as straightforward as you think.
Off-roading is a very popular activity here in Kentucky, and the Commonwealth has thousands of miles of trails, parks and campgrounds for tourists and locals alike. People use recreational off-road vehicles (ROVs) to get to hunting blinds all over the state, and for otherwise getting out and enjoying nature. These vehicles are smaller and more versatile than conventional vehicles, making them easier to maneuver in hilly or muddy terrain and thus perfect for taking to the great outdoors.
When we think of car accidents that cause injuries, we usually assume there’s been a high-speed accident. Obviously, two vehicles colliding at highway speeds can result in serious injuries and extensive property damage. Did you know, however, that even slow-speed, relatively minor crashes like “fender benders” can still cause major injuries?