If someone claims he or she has never been distracted behind the wheel, he or she is probably not telling the whole truth. Distractions happen every day. Whether it's a siren outside the car that startles a driver or a teen changing a radio station, distractions are all around you.
When someone hits a person, you expect that individual to stay at the scene and offer aid if possible. The last thing you ever expect is for the person to flee, attempting to avoid penalties for the crash. Unfortunately, many people do hit others and then leave the scene, hoping they won't get caught. That might have been what happened in this case in Kentucky.
The winter brings ice and snow, and with those weather conditions, an increase in the number of collisions that take place. Every year, over 100,000 people end up injured in motor vehicle accidents as a result of the weather.
Imagine riding in someone else's vehicle. You're enjoying the ride, not paying attention to what's going on around you. Suddenly, you're struck from behind and everything changes.
There is truly no excuse for someone leaving the scene of an accident without attempting to render aid. There is no excuse for hitting someone and then leaving the scene to avoid getting into trouble. Despite that, people do still commit hit-and-run crashes, leaving victims fighting for their lives. Some don't survive.
When you're driving in the rain, you probably know that you need to slow down. The highways in Kentucky are relatively straight, but the 70 mph speed limit on most parts of the highway are far too high for wet roads.
After a car accident, there are a number of types of damages you can file a claim for. It's not just your medical costs that end up being an expense to you. You'll also have the costs associated with replacing or repairing your vehicle, lost wages and other losses.
You may be aware that teens are more likely to crash because of their inexperience, so it might not come as a surprise that car crashes are one of the most common causes of death among teens. As of data from 2015, motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death for teens in the United States.
Drowsy driving is a danger to those who are behind the wheel, their passengers and others on the roads. The National Sleep Foundation reported that 60 percent of adult drivers reported driving while drowsy in the last year, according to the last Sleep in America poll from 2005.
When you send your children to school, you want to know they'll be safe. Unfortunately, even if a bus driver is as safe as possible, you can't always account for the actions of others. Distracted, drunk and negligent drivers put everyone in danger, including those on school buses.