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Man accused of causing car accident, assaulting woman

Imagine getting into a car accident. You were minding your own business when someone ran through an intersection and hit you. You barely have time to think about what just happened before the person is out of his or her vehicle and approaching you.

In most cases, that person would be getting out to help, but that's not what allegedly occurred in Louisville, Kentucky. A man in Louisville has been accused of robbing and assaulting a woman after he reportedly slammed into her vehicle with his own. The story states that the man used a stolen vehicle to ram into the woman's vehicle and disable it in the intersection.

Eating behind the wheel could cause an accident

There are very few people who can admit to never eating behind the wheel. There are even cup holders in vehicles, suggesting that having drinks on hand is a good idea. The problem is that studies have now shown that eating while driving can be as dangerous as texting, which is bad news for anyone who wants a quick bite on the road.

It's not illegal to eat behind the wheel, but distracted driving is. If eating takes your mind off the road, results in hazardous driving or results in a crash, the authorities could charge you for distracted driving. Studies have shown that eating behind the wheel increases your risk of a crash significantly, though not as much as texting, because it may take your hands off the wheel and your mind off the road.

Deadly day: The Fourth of July is a heavy risk to drivers

There is nothing more exciting than heading out to see the large fireworks show you see each year. Every year it gets bigger and better. Traffic is always a nightmare, but you get through it and have a good time.

The Fourth of July is known as the deadliest holiday in the United States. This holiday weekend poses many hazards, so to enjoy it fully, you have to make sure to prepare yourself for the risks you're exposing yourself to.

What kinds of technology help you avoid crashes?

The summer is here, and you may be planning to travel often. Maybe you've scheduled some fun vacation dates or plan to seek out adventure on the open road. Whatever you're doing, it's a good idea to avoid getting into a car accident.

There are many ways to avoid a crash, and these three features will help you stay safe when you pick out a rental vehicle. Enjoy your drive, and if you are hit, know that you have a right to pursue a claim.

Is your child a new driver on Dixie Highway?

Obtaining a valid driver's license in Kentucky or elsewhere in the nation is considered a privilege, not a right. However, it's often looked upon as a certain right-of-passage for many young people who reach driving age and take the driving tests for the first time. If you're like most parents, you probably began worrying about your child's safety as soon as he or she passed a permit test.

It's no secret that Dixie Highway is one of the most dangerous roadways in Kentucky. Students who attend Pleasure Ridge Park, De Sales or other area high schools must be alert and cautious behind the wheel as they travel to school or social events at these and other locations in order to protect their own safety and that of other motorists and pedestrians nearby.

1 killed in motorcycle crash in Louisville, Kentucky

When a driver isn't paying attention or makes a mistake behind the wheel, it can end up causing another person serious injuries or even causing someone to die. The risk of death is particularly high when the crash involves a motorcyclist.

Motorcyclists have little in the way of protection. With no frame around the vehicle, nothing but their bodies take the force of a crash. That can lead to serious injuries like head injuries or even lead to death.

Car accident injuries don't always hurt right away

After a car crash, there are many injuries you may suffer from that you won't know about right away. In fact, there are at least seven different injury symptoms that are delayed after crashes. Things like bruising, shoulder pain, headaches, changes in personality, abdominal swelling, numbness or lower back pain don't always show up right away.

Why? Many people have so much adrenaline running through their systems at the scene that they simply don't feel the pain or trauma as they will in the next few days. As the adrenaline wears off, they begin to feel the impact of the injuries, whether that means developing bruises or struggling with a stiff neck from whiplash.

You can be compensated following a car crash

Struggling with a brain injury makes it difficult to do the things you're used to doing. You may find it hard to communicate or control your emotions. You could suffer from headaches or be sensitive to light. You may have significant brain damage or have a mild concussion that requires a few weeks of rest without going to work.

Brain injuries result in around 138 American deaths each day. They happen in many different scenarios, but car accidents are one common cause. When you're hit by a vehicle, your head may hit your car's window, be whipped from side to side or even be impaled by objects inside your vehicle. The injuries you suffer have the potential to cause significant changes in your life.

Teen drivers: Safety is a must to avoid accidents

School is nearly out in Shepherdsville, and that means many young drivers will head out on the roads. Some have summer jobs, and others are learning to drive for the first time.

Young drivers have the potential to be incredibly dangerous to others on the roads. They are inexperienced, misjudge how well they can handle a vehicle and may drive too fast for the conditions. In 2014, there were 23,679 crashes in Kentucky as a result of young drivers behaving negligently or making mistakes on the roads.

Put down your phone while traveling the Dixie Highway

Anyone in Kentucky who travels the Dixie Highway with any regularity knows that it sees a disproportionately high number of accidents. The causes of those crashes include any number of factors, ranging from impairment to distracted driving. One of those distractions proves more dangerous than others: texting.

Because texting requires your brain, your hands and your eyes, you might as well be in a self-driving car when you do it behind the wheel. The roadway and traffic can change into a deadly landscape while you read or type a text. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute conducted a study that revealed that it takes approximately 4.6 seconds to read or send a text on average. That might not seem like a lot of time, but if you are going 55 mph, that's the length of a football field.

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