It can be startling and even frightening to hear sirens and see flashing lights when you're driving. Whether the source of those lights and sirens is an ambulance, fire truck or police cruiser, you need to get out of the way.
Summer thunderstorms can hit quickly and intensely. They're often accompanied by lightning, hail, winds and storm clouds that make even the sunniest day suddenly dark.
If you were been involved in a serious car crash, you likely focused on your physical injuries in the initial days. Then you may have begun to notice how it impacted you emotionally. Depending on what happened, you may have feelings of anger, nervousness and guilt (even if the crash wasn't your fault).
Early on Feb. 27, 2020, residents of Kentucky were greeted with a perfect early-morning storm of cold weather, freezing rain and snow. The combo caused a significant portion of the highways and roads in the state to end up with "black ice." That led to more than 200 car accidents in the Lexington area alone and sections of I-75 had to be shut down while the road crews rushed to get de-icer and ash down.
When you look at the statistics or you read about recent car accidents on the news, the reason they feel so frightening is because many of those involved had nothing to do with why the accident happened. A driver simply made a mistake and caused a crash, regardless of the other driver's own skills or experience behind the wheel.
Do you know that over 37,000 people living in the United States lost their lives in 2017 in auto accidents? Car crashes are one of the number one ways that those age one to 54 die every year.
In January 2018, a 49-year-old woman driving a 2013 Cadillac crashed into 2005 Chevrolet in Glasgow, Kentucky, which is located a little over two hours away from Lexington. The crash caused the death of a 24-year-old woman.
In trying to understand why accidents happen and how they can be avoided, it's important to consider that many accidents have multiple causes. It's not always one thing that goes wrong. Instead, it's a series of things.
Accident odds increase for all sorts of reasons — speeding, drinking and driving, driving at night, etc. However, one of the issues that people could avoid most easily if they attempted to do so is distraction. By committing to focus on the road, drivers could largely decrease their odds of getting into a wreck.
An 18-year-old Lawrenceburg woman who was involved in a car crash on the evening of Sept. 6 died from her injuries on the morning of Sept. 11. She'd graduated from Anderson County High School (ACHS) earlier this summer.