Motor vehicle accidents where pedestrians are involved are much more likely to result in serious injuries or fatalities than those in which two vehicles collide with one another. Pedestrians are more vulnerable by virtue of their lack of protection from the forces of impact. According to an estimate reported by the Governors Highway Safety Association, 6,000 pedestrians were killed during 2016 in motor vehicle crashes in Kentucky and across the U.S.
A Kentucky pedestrian who is involved in a traffic accident is much more likely to suffer a serious injury or to be killed than are people who are inside of motor vehicles. Pedestrians simply do not have the same protections that motor vehicle occupants have.
A man was indicted by a Kentucky grand jury on Feb. 24 for a fatal hit-and-run accident that happened on Christmas Eve in 2015. The accident happened in Wolfe County along KY 191.