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A hit-and-run driver kills 1, injures another in Louisville

A 45-year-old Jefferson county man was arrested and charged with having left the scene of car crash that resulted in a woman's death at around 6:30 in the morning, Sunday, Nov. 19. Louisville police had been dispatched to the intersection of Central and Floyd Streets after calls came in of a two-car crash approximately four hours earlier that morning.

While some officers arriving at the crash scene tended to the two motorists that were struck in one car, others spoke with witnesses to the collision who remained at the scene. They found out that the suspected hit-and-run motorist had been driving southbound along Flynn Street moments before the crash.

Steps to take after a drunk driving accident

A car accident is scary enough as it is. It can be downright overwhelming if the accident is caused by a drunk driver. Being involved in a drunk driving accident in Jefferson is not uncommon. You should know the proper steps to take following such an accident so you protect your rights and begin the legal process to recover compensation for your injuries.

As with all types of accidents you should never leave the scene of an accident, not even to track down the drunk driver if he or she did not stop. Remaining at the scene allows emergency responders to find you upon arrival and issue medical aid. Remaining at the scene also helps police understand what happened during the accident.

Fall motorcycle riding tips in Jefferson

There are millions of people throughout Kentucky who love to spend time on the open roads on their motorcycles. Even though the seasons have changed from summer to fall with winter right around the corner, it doesn't mean that you have to stop riding your motorcycle. Here are some important fall motorcycle riding tips for the Jefferson community.

Avoid leaves as much as possible when riding your motorcycle in the fall. Leaves can be quite the attraction when looking at them on trees but can be very dangerous when they are on the road. Wet leaves can reduce the traction of your tires, which can lead to tragic accidents.

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Distracted driving continues to be a problem, both here in Louisville and across the country. People just do not want to put down their phones long enough to get from point A to point B safely.

In fact, even though cars are reportedly safer than ever, car accident deaths are on the rise. This includes 3,450 deaths caused by distracted driving in 2016. Sadly, many of these accidents involved teen drivers who didn't grasp the seriousness of their actions until it was too late.

Semitruck and car accident equals fatality

When a semitruck collides with a car, it is not surprising that the result is one or more fatalities. This past Wednesday on I-64 near Frankfort, Kentucky, that is exactly what happened.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff, an 18-wheeler veered across the median and struck a passenger vehicle. At the time of the news report, not much information was given except that the car was hit head-on, and the driver of the car perished in the accident. An investigation is underway to determine the cause.

How do I recover from anxiety following a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be very traumatic. Even if you suffer minor injuries, you could wind up struggling to get back behind the wheel. Anxiety can set in, causing you to have trouble even getting into a car as a passenger. So, how do you recover from anxiety following a car accident in Kentucky?

One of the best ways you can get past the anxiety caused by a car accident is to attend therapy. Find a therapist in your area who comes highly recommended by a family member or trusted friend. Go to multiple sessions to help yourself feel comfortable getting back behind the wheel. Talking about the accident often can be very therapeutic.

Types of brain injuries that can be caused by truck accidents

Finding yourself in the middle of a car accident is one of the most stressful situations out there. This situation can become even more stressful and tragic when the accident involves a truck. Trucks are much larger and heavier than vehicles, which is why these accidents are so tragic.

The types of brain injuries that victims of truck accidents can suffer vary based on the impact of the crash. One of the most common brain injuries is that of the concussion. A concussion is caused by direct impact to the head. A concussion in a truck accident can be caused by whiplash, by being hit with a piece of the car or truck, by slamming your head into the windshield or any other trauma.

Traffic deaths increased in 2016 to highest levels since 2007

Traffic deaths in the United States increased in 2016 to the highest levels since 2007, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). According to data, 37,461 people lost their lives on the roads of the United States in 2016. This number represents a 5.6 percent increase from 2015, which saw an 8.4 percent increase from 2014.

Experts claim that an increase in reckless driving, distracted driving and overall miles driven contributed to the higher death toll on the roads in 2016. The data from the study shows that the total number of miles driven in 2016 increased by 2.6 percent when compared to 2015. There was also a jump in dangerous activities such as not wearing seatbelts, drinking and driving and speeding.

How to resume driving after a drunk driving accident

Being the victim of a drunk driving accident can be downright traumatizing. Even if you weren't injured, the drunk driver might have suffered injuries or even been killed. This is a traumatic experience for anyone of any age or driving level. Here are some tips you can use to resume driving after being involved in a drunk driving accident in Jefferson.

The biggest piece of advice you will hear from an attorney or a doctor is to talk about the accident. Talk about it as much as possible with family, friends, a therapist, your family physician or anyone who will listen. When you talk about the accident, you lessen the amount of stress and anxiety you suffer from caused by the accident.

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.

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