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2 killed in motorcycle crash last weekend

Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash this past weekend in Anderson County, according to multiple news reports. The two victims are from Franklin County. They were riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Friday, Oct. 6 when they crashed into an SUV on Glensboro Road.

One of the victims, a 63-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. A 66-year-old female was rushed to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. The relationship between the two riders is unknown at this time.

The dangers of driving in the fall

The fall season is finally upon us in Kentucky, but with the temperatures still hovering above 75 degrees it still like summer is with us. There are a lot of dangers drivers can encounter on the roads of the state during the fall season. So, what are the most common autumn driving hazards?

Fog is a big hazard that rolls in during the fall season. Fog can blanket the area in a matter of minutes, reducing visibility for drivers for miles. If fog rolls in while you are driving it's best to pull off the road into a parking lot so as to avoid an accident.

Possible defendants in a truck accident lawsuit

Being injured as a result of a truck accident can change your life. You might not be able to return to work or school. Maybe you lost a loved one in the accident. Maybe you suffered very minor physical injuries, but you now have a fear of driving. All of these situations are possible. Here are the possible defendants you could face in a truck accident lawsuit.

If you are looking to collect compensation for injuries suffered as a result of a truck accident, it's in your best interest to find as many defendants as possible. This increases your chances of collecting the amount of money you deem fit for your injuries. You might think that the only possible defendant in such a lawsuit is the driver, but you'd be surprised to know that this is not always the case. There are instances where you could possibly be compensated by employers, insurance companies, contractors and trucking companies.

Most dangerous habits of distracted drivers

Distracted driving has quickly become a major problem on the roads of not only Kentucky, but across the country. Too many accidents are being caused by distracted drivers and they aren't just using their cellphones while driving. Distracted driving involves any type of activity that removes the focus of the driver from the task at hand.

Eating and drinking while driving can be a major distraction. Between looking for food, spilling a hot drink or using both hands to hold the food, drivers are putting themselves and others in danger when eating or drinking when behind the wheel.

Guilty plea reached in fatal Kentucky DUI crash

A guilty plea has been submitted in a fatal Kentucky DUI crash stemming back to 2016. The plea was entered late in August. The crash killed a teen from Sebree last year. The guilty plea of manslaughter is a lesser charge for the defendant in the case, a 20-year-old from Union County.

The plea of guilty to second-degree manslaughter was entered in Union County Circuit Court on Aug. 28. The charged was changed from murder. The defendant pleaded guilty to a host of other charges that included failure to wear a seat belt, third offense for driving under the influence, second offense for driving with a suspended license and wanton endangerment in the first-degree.

What is lane splitting and is it safe?

Lane splitting is a well-known term used in the motorcycling community. For those not familiar with motorcycles, this term might not be as commonplace or familiar. So, what is lane splitting? Is lane splitting safe? These are two very important questions that we will answer for you today so you know how to protect yourself on your motorcycle.

When a motorcyclist is stuck in heavy traffic, the operator is put into a very dangerous situation. Combining stop-and-go traffic with inattentive drivers and you have a recipe for tragedy. Lane splitting is common in quite a few countries, but it is only recognized in the United States in a few places.

The psychological effects of a tragic car accident

Being involved in a car accident can be stressful and overwhelming, even if it is a minor fender bender. You might not know how to handle such a situation if it is your first accident. You also might be scared by the fact that even though you were safe in operating your vehicle, someone around you was not. Here are the psychological effects of a tragic car accident.

It might take a month or more for you to develop psychological problems following a tragic car accident. As the sting of the accident wears off, the mental part of it will begin to settle in, which can lead to an incredible amount of stress. Aside from stress, you might also experience fear, irritability, insomnia, anxiety, difficulty concentrating and even being startled easily.

How to drive safely around large trucks

The roads of Kentucky can be scary for even the most seasoned drivers. One way to remain safe is to take matters into your own hands. The scary thing is that you can never trust other drivers to be as safe as you. This means that you cannot let your guard down when behind the wheel. Here are some tips for staying safe in your vehicle around large trucks in Jefferson.

All large trucks and buses have "no zones." No zones are also known as blind spots. A large truck has blind spots on all four sides. Yes, even in the front and the rear of the truck. In order to stay out of these no zones, you need to be two lanes from the truck on the right side and one lane from the truck on the left side. To remain out of a blind spot in the front, you must remain 20 feet ahead of the truck. You will need 30 feet of space in the rear of the truck to stay out of that blind spot.

5 Summer Driving Safety Hazards

With the amount of hazards that are associated with driving in the winter, you'd be surprised to hear that driving in the summer has its risks as well. From campers to constant road construction, here are the top five summer driving hazards that you should keep your eyes out for on the road.

Don't buy into the hype: Tiny cars are dangerous

Perhaps if you were driving in Europe, where most of the cars are smaller than the vehicles in the United States, a tiny car would be just as safe as a larger car. However, in this country, small cars are being pitted against huge sport utility vehicles and large sedans that are heavier and exponentially bigger than compact cars. These big cars can crush a small vehicle causing catastrophic injuries and death to the occupants.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the improved economy in the United States has fueled more driving on the roads, which has resulted in a rise in deadly motor vehicle crashes. The IIHS also found, by looking at federal crash data from 2012 to 2015, smaller cars didn't do anything to increase the safety of their drivers or occupants over larger vehicles. In fact, people riding in smaller cars -- as one might expect -- were much more vulnerable to suffering catastrophic injuries and death in the event of a collision.

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