You have passed hundreds if not thousands of them during the time you have been driving on Kentucky highways. Semitrucks can be found on almost every highway, interstate and even some city roads from coast to coast. You may be so accustomed to seeing them, that they simply blend into the other traffic you pass on a daily basis.
Every year, approximately 5,000 pedestrians die after an impact with a car. Studies conducted in 2012 indicate that at least 76,000 pedestrians suffered injuries after an accident involving a motor vehicle. Many of these accidents occur when people try to cross highways on foot. However, many pedestrian accidents occur when people cross the street using a protected cross-walk or simply while walking down the sidewalk.
The trees are budding, the flowers and migratory songbirds are popping out all over Kentucky. Another sure sign of spring is the number of motorcycles on the road. While some enthusiasts will brave colder winter temperatures, a lot of motorcycle drivers typically store their bike during chilly winter weather.
There are plenty of women across the United States who do not want to have children. If you're one of them, you're not alone. Unfortunately, birth control isn't always 100 percent effective and costly in-hospital surgeries hardly seem like a better option. It's for these and other reasons that many women have turned to the Essure permanent birth control device.
According to law enforcement authorities and the county coroner, a 19-year-old man died in a pileup accident. Reportedly, the accident happened on April 21 in Lexington around 6:45 a.m.
People in Kentucky could be interested in this story about a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel, causing a fatal crash. At approximately 8 a.m. on March 5, a 54-year-old man from Yakima was driving a box truck on rural Highway 97 near Orondo, Washington. When he was 5 miles north of the small community, he allegedly crashed into a car and a school bus after falling asleep and crossing the centerline of the road, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Following news of a serious truck accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan in 2014, Kentucky drivers may be wary when having to share the highways with large semi-trucks. This feeling of unease is not necessarily unwarranted, as accidents involving trucks kill approximately 4,000 people nationwide every year. In order to combat this, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a number of changes that they suggested should be made in 2015.
An accident in Kentucky in the early hours of Dec. 28 seriously injured a Louisville woman when a driver allegedly struck her in a crosswalk. The driver was charged with wanton endangerment, driving with a license suspended and DUI, according to Louisville Metro Police. His bond was set at $10,000, and a judge ordered the 46-year-old not to drive.