An 18-year-old girl from Lexington has been killed in a tragic accident in Fayette County. It all started when authorities tried to pull over a Toyota Camry around 11:30 at night. The Camry was showing up in the system as stolen, so they pulled the driver over, but vehicle sped away and they decided not to chase it. Just a few minutes later, an officer reported seeing a car going the wrong way down the road, and around 10 minutes later, officials started receiving calls of an accident.
In a perfect world, there would be no risk involved with necessary activities. Driving to work or taking your children to school would be a simple task, and there would be no fear of unimaginable tragedy. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world, and a wrongful death can irrevocably alter a family's life in an instant.
After a fatal auto accident involving a drunk driver, the family of the deceased can usually count on police to closely investigate the circumstances of the crash. The criminal investigation of a fatal DUI accident can also bolster a wrongful death claim brought by the family of the deceased.
Even the most conscientious parent shares the roads of Kentucky with motorists that may show little respect for the safety of children. This is a risk that can have heart-breaking results, especially when a very young child dies in a preventable vehicle accident.
It goes without saying that the death of a loved one is a very painful and difficult experience. When a friend or familymember is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, it can be that much more traumatizing. The mental suffering family and friends go through when their loved one is killed in an accident is hard to imagine.
Car accident fatalities declined in 2013 across Kentucky, according to a recent news report. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reported that the total number of traffic fatalities dropped by more than 100 from 2012 to 2013. While that is great news, this trend did not hold true here in Jefferson County.