A two-car accident on March 20 resulted in the deaths of four people in Kentucky. The accident reportedly took place when a driver crossed the center line on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in Bourbon County. Although investigators are not sure what caused the driving mistake, they have reported that they do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the car accident. Neither of the vehicles involved was exceeding the posted speed limit of 55 mph.
The fatal crash took place while four people were traveling around a curve on Cane Ridge Road in a Hyundai. According to the Bourbon County sheriff, the individuals were returning to work at a farm in the area. At around 12:50 p.m., the driver of the Hyundai crossed over the center line and struck a van with two people inside.
Reports indicate that some of the people involved were not wearing seat belts, and several people were ejected from the cars. Two occupants of the Hyundai and one person from the van were declared dead at the scene of the accident. Another occupant of the van was taken to Bourbon Community Hospital before he was pronounced dead. Authorities closed Cane Ridge Road near the accident scene until about 4 p.m.
A person who has been injured in a car accident is likely to have some financial damages that they may wish to seek compensation for. Many car accident victims file a claim against the liable party for lost wages, medical expenses, property damage and pain and suffering. A civil personal injury lawsuit may be filed regardless of whether or not the driver who caused the accident is criminally prosecuted.
Source: WKYT, “Coroner identifies four victims killed in Bourbon Co. crash,” Garrett Wymer, March 20, 2015