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.
Most drivers in Kentucky will have experienced a car accident at some point in their lives, whether they were involved in the incident or simply passing by it. These events can be highly traumatic for all concerned, resulting in emotional distress, physical injury and costly damage to vehicles. In the worst cases they can even cost lives.
If you are a regular driver in Kentucky, you may have already noticed the large number of trucks on the roads. In fact, these vehicles are such a common sight throughout the United States that many drivers forget just how dangerous they can be to share the road with. Of course, as long as the truck driver is diligent and responsible, everything should be fine. However, the slightest mistake can lead to widespread tragedy.
It is a devastating truth that many drivers in Kentucky will become the victim of a car accident at some point in their lives. Worse still, in a huge number of cases, it may not be their fault. Sometimes it is due to vehicle malfunction or poor driving conditions. In many cases, however, it is because of the negligence or carelessness of another road user.
Trucks are a common sight on the roads of Kentucky, so much so that many drivers do not give them a second thought. After all, with so many vehicles on the road, what difference does one more make? However, because of their vastly different size and shape, trucks need to be treated with extra care and attention when you are sharing the roads with them.
The roads of Kentucky are no strangers to accidents. It is a sad fact that countless drivers, passengers and even pedestrians come to harm on the roads each year. Fatigue, bad weather and distracted driving can all contribute to such accidents, so it is important to stay alert. Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, if someone else on the road is driving recklessly, you could still be hurt.
We rely on trucks to get the stuff we use every day across the county. Without them, packages wouldn't be delivered, our food would never get to our local grocery aisle and important construction equipment couldn't get where it needs to go. However, truck companies and the drivers they employ have a duty to the general public to conduct their oversized machines with the utmost care. Drivers should receive proper training and should never be made to drive when they are fatigued. For their part, drivers have a responsibility to not drink or use drugs that could impair their ability to drive.
As a general rule, accidents involving tractor-trailers are about as bad as it gets. The overwhelming size and power of such vehicles can turn them into awesomely destructive weapons. Add alcohol, fatigue or negligence to the mix and you've got a recipe for disaster on your hands.
Getting your first license is a major milestone in life. As a teen, you’ve been yoked to your parents for your entire life and so a license becomes a symbol of freedom and independence. Driving test day is almost a rite of passage that signals a teen’s first step into the adult world. Unfortunately, many teens are not ready for this next step and car accidents can often happen as a result.
For truck drivers, the importance of proper training and adherence to safety standards cannot be stressed enough. They drive trucks that dwarf every other vehicle on the road and, as such, can do catastrophic damage when they cause an accident. Sadly, truck accidents are a fairly common occurrence in Kentucky. Drivers are asked to drive for long periods of time on unfamiliar roads and carry unwieldy loads.