Drivers in Kentucky may be interested in hearing about a study conducted by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety on how distractions affect driving abilities. Released in April during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the study looked at drivers' responses to dangerous and nonhazardous situations after two-second distractions, using simulated driving and eye-tracking devices. The study found that even two-second distractions could have an influence on drivers' abilities to look for hazards. The researchers also concluded that every a few seconds of distracted driving could put drivers at greater risk for accidents.
One of the most serious injuries a person involved in a car accident may sustain is a spinal fracture. Fractures in the thoracic or lumbar spinal regions may occur in an accident due to the high speed of a collision and the resulting physical forces.
On Jan. 18, a 26-year-old woman was killed in an early morning crash on Dixie Highway. The accident occurred at Greenwood Road in the Pleasure Ridge Park just after 4 a.m., according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.
Many people who are involved in a motor vehicle accident in Kentucky suffer from a whiplash injury as a result. Whiplash injuries are not visible externally so others may minimize them. To someone who suffers from whiplash, however, the injury and associated pain is very real. Whiplash results from a sudden movement of the head and neck from side-to-side or from front-to-back.
Kentucky drivers should be thoroughly aware of the dangers of intoxication and driving while impaired by drugs. In the United States, nearly 30 people die every day from accidents related to alcohol impairment. The annual toll of these accidents reaches more than $59 billion.
A female driver who was involved in a car accident that occurred on Sept. 5 in Kentucky was charged with DUI and murder after the fatal crash. According to the news source, the crash took place near Shelbyville Road's intersection with Dorsey Lane in Louisville.
A head-on collision between a car and a semi-truck left one woman dead in Magoffin County on July 14. The woman was a passenger in the car that collided with the truck.
Hopefully, our readers have never seen a deadly car accident up close. But if they have, they know how horrific and shocking it can be. If one of the drivers or someone else at the scene is to blame, he or she should be held responsible. This could mean criminal penalties, as well as personal injury damages awarded to the victims in civil court.
The jury in a criminal case is currently deliberating whether or not a former professional football player is guilty of manslaughter. The crash occurred on the way home from a nightclub and resulted in the death of another football player from the same team.
Five young people were injured recently in a car accident in Kenton, Kentucky, near the high school. The accident happened before 6:00 a.m. Authorities are not sure what caused the crash but said that all five people were taken to a hospital, three of whom were flown there because of the seriousness of their injuries. Several of those injured in the crash were teenagers and others were in their early 20s.