Louisville Automobile Accident Blog

Do too many signs make accidents more likely?

In an effort to make car accidents less likely, authorities have continued to install more and more signs. Every intersection has a yield sign or a stop sign. Some traffic lights have signs under them offering more information, such as the signs saying that there is no turning right on a red light during specific hours.

It's a lot of information to take in. If people can do it, and if they abide by it, it should theoretically make everyone safer. But does it?

Allegedly drunk 'designated driver' causes deadly accident

A woman was involved in an accident that left one person dead in Louisville, Kentucky. She is now facing murder charges, wanton endangerment charges and charges for driving a car while under the influence. The woman is 27 years old.

The incident occurred right around three o'clock in the morning, on June 30. Reports indicate that officers arrived at the scene just after the hour.

Fatalities by type of car accident

Have you ever found yourself wondering what type of car accident puts you in the most danger? Is it the rear-end accident that you never see coming, the rollover wreck as you go around a corner or perhaps the red light runner hitting the side of your car at an intersection?

While any accident can be potentially deadly, the statistics do help shed some light on the risks. Reports claim that head-on crashes -- also called frontal accidents -- make up around 54 percent of fatalities. This makes them the most dangerous type of accident by a wide margin.

Drunk people do not understand their real level of intoxication

If you went in to work after having a few drinks at lunch, how would you feel? As you sat in your cubicle with many people around you who were completely sober, would you start feeling like you were really intoxicated? Would you worry that it was obvious to everyone around you? Sure, you only had three beers, but you would probably feel drunk.

Now consider how you would feel if you had three beers at a holiday party where everyone was severely intoxicated. Imagine that some people have passed out from drinking too much, others are playing drinking games and doing shot after shot and still others are so out of it you know they will not remember the party in the morning.

Experts disagree on truck driver fatigue

Truck driver fatigue continues to be such a point of contention because it is hotly debated by experts on both sides.

It is easy to imagine that drowsy drivers pose a serious risk. Every so often, a high-profile accident occurs, and it turns out that a driver nodded off behind the wheel or had not slept in so long that his or her reaction time was lacking.

Man dies after getting hit by a car in Kentucky

A man in Kentucky was seriously injured when a vehicle hit him while he was on foot, and he eventually passed away from those injuries. He was 59 years old at the time. According to the coroner who took on the case, the cause of death was blunt force trauma, which led to head injuries.

The accident happened on Thursday, May 31. The man was near the intersection of New Circle Road and Russell Cave Road in Lexington. The crash happened relatively early in the morning, at about 5:40 a.m.

Why do people speed so often?

Almost everyone who has ever driven a car has likely broken the speed limit. We know it's wrong, but it seems like everyone does it.

If you think it's just a minor issue and that the worst thing that can happen is that you will get a speeding ticket, think again. The reality is that 27 percent of deadly accidents can be traced back to speeding, at least in part. Reports show that, in 2016, that meant that 10,111 people died in crashes where speeding was cited.

Woman killed when pickup truck crosses center line

A woman in Kentucky passed away in a tragic accident when a pickup truck allegedly crossed the center line and struck her vehicle.

Reports indicate that the woman was heading north on KY 7 at about 4:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. A Dodge pickup truck was heading down the same road, going south.

Should you lay down a modern motorcycle?

When you got your motorcycle, did you consider teaching yourself how to lay the bike down in an emergency? Many people think of this as the best way to cut speed and avoid a crash.

However, some experts say it's a myth. They claim that you're just putting yourself in more danger by committing to an accident when modern bikes give you better options.

How car accidents compare to other types of travel

It can be hard to really grasp how common fatal motor vehicle accidents are. Until one of your family members gets involved in a deadly crash, it always feels like something you just see on the news. Something that happens to someone else. Something you'll never have to deal with.

The reality, though, is that car accidents are incredibly common. Even deadly accidents happen more than people realize. To help see how cars stack up in terms of safety and risk, here are the number of deaths per every 1 billion miles traveled, according to one study:

  • Motorcycles: 213 deaths
  • Cars: 7.3 deaths
  • Ferries: 3.2 deaths
  • Amtrak train deaths: 0.43
  • Airplane deaths: 0.07

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