According to the Auto Insurance Center, overcorrecting by drivers is the most common cause of a fatal motor vehicle accident in Kentucky. Other common causes of fatal car accidents in other states include the failure to stay in the proper lane or failure to drive on the right side of the road. Data was collected from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatal Accident Reporting System between 2009 and 2013 to make such a determination.
A 34-year-old man died and four other people suffered injuries in a July 18 accident that occurred on Interstate 64 near the Fayette County-Scott County line. According to the Fayette County coroner, his office received a phone call from authorities at 2:20 p.m. regarding an accident that police believe occurred when a grey Ford sedan crossed the median into the eastbound lanes while going westbound on the highway.
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.
Cycling accidents are a growing problem here in Kentucky and around the country as the quest to be healthier and preserve the environment encourages people to trade four wheels for two. More than 850,000 people bike to work each day, according to a cycling organization. This means that bikes and cars must coexist on the roads each day, although anecdotal evidence about injuries and fatalities suggest that the two groups are not living completely in harmony.