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Just how dangerous is distracted driving?

We all love the convenience of modern technology. While behind the wheel though, that new gadget could lead to a serious crash. Safety officials are sounding the alarm on distracted driving.

For those of us on the road every day – whether commuting to and from work, running errands, or simply heading out for some fun – the figures are troubling.

Man arrested for DUI after crash, two people dead

Impaired driving can cause permanent disability and even death to the accident victim. It brings extreme pain and suffering for the surviving family members of the accident victim. Impaired driving, you may call it driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated, is considered a serious offence across the United States and the offenders are punished according to the laws of the state. If a person is caught driving under the influence, the authorities may suspend the driving license of the driver, confiscate the vehicle and impose other strict penalties as well.

In a recent two vehicle fatal collision, a man from Kentucky was arrested and charged with first degree driving under the influence along with failure to wear a seatbelt. The unfortunate accident occurred on Saturday night, just six miles east of Burkesville on KY 90. According to preliminary investigation report of Kentucky State Police, the man from Burkesville was driving a 2000 Ford eastbound on KY 90, while crossing into the oncoming westbound lane, he hit head on a 2012 Nissan. The head-on collision was so powerful that the driver of the Nissan and a passenger, were both declared dead at the scene. The driver of the causing vehicle was taken to the nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Two injured in crash on Highway 166 in Fulton County, Kentucky

Motor vehicle accidents can be scary. Many people die as a result of motor vehicle accidents every year, with many more injured, sometimes severely, and the vehicles involved in the crash are damaged. Unfortunately, such accidents are very usual in the country and a great number of these road mishaps are caused by negligence of the driver. Not paying attention on the road while behind the wheel, speeding above the permitted limit, driving recklessly and running red lights can cause serious crashes and put life at risk. Recently, a serious car crash in Fulton County, Kentucky sent two people to the hospital.

The crash was reported at the intersection of Highway 166 and Highway 239. As per investigation by officials, a white SUV did not stop at the intersection and, therefore, hit the rear end of another vehicle waiting at the traffic signal post. The causing vehicle was traveling west on Highway 166. Sometimes, even if it appears like no other vehicles are coming; one can cause a dangerous accident by running a red light and can be held responsible for breaking the law. Reportedly, both vehicle occupants suffered injuries in the crash and were transferred to a nearby hospital. They were released later after receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Poor commercial vehicle maintenance leads to accidents

A commercial or semi-truck must meet federal safety regulations to operate on U.S. highways, but that does not guarantee that these vehicles are in the best operating condition. Sometimes a fleet manager, company or driver will put off repairs and maintenance to save money. That’s taking on a terrible risk.

Commercial trucks pile on the miles

Woman arrested following a deadly motorcycle crash in Lexington

There are several causes of vehicular accidents. Some of the factors that cause these fatal accidents may be distractions, impaired driving or speeding. However, with all of these factors, alcohol seems to be a common theme. Residents of Kentucky are not new to the accidents caused due to driving under the influence of alcohol. In a recent incident, a 37-year-old woman is charged with driving under the influence and has been arrested in connection with a deadly crash in Lexington.

According to police, the woman was driving a pickup and she pulled out in front of a motorcyclist. The crash happened on Rice Road, behind Keeneland around 9 p.m. Sunday. The motorcyclist was rushed to the Hospital for treatment and died approximately two hours after the collision from his injuries. According to the arrest records, the woman has admitted to drinking alcohol before driving. The police are examining further into the case and seeing if additional charges can be filed in connection against the accused driver.

When Should You Settle A Personal Injury Claim?

 

According to a recent article, only around 5 percent of car accident cases are resolved by a trial verdict. Most cases, up to 95 percent, are resolved by settlement. However, there is an art to settlement negotiations, and a skilled personal injury attorney knows that the first offer is often not in a client’s best interest.

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