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Fatal accident first of three at one intersection

Kentucky residents who regularly drive certain routes know that there are some streets or intersections that seem more dangerous to them than others. They may make this distinction because of near misses or actual accidents that they themselves have been in or perhaps due to incidents they have witnessed. While it may be true that some locations may experience more accidents than others, the reality is that a crash can happen anywhere at any time.

Kentucky highway fatalities rose in 2016

Highways in Kentucky were more dangerous in 2016, according to WCPO, with an increase of 9.6 percent in fatalities over 2015. These numbers come from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Kentucky State Police, who tallied the number of highway deaths in 2016 at 834, which is 73 more than were recorded in 2015. More than half of the deaths we in crashes where the deceased was not wearing a seatbelt. Motorcyclists were 90 of the fatalities, with 60 percent of those riders not wearing helmets.

Deadly string of accidents for Louisville pedestrians

As spring is now in full season, more people are apt to be out and about on foot in Kentucky to enjoy the mild weather and longer days. Sadly, in addition to enjoying walking or running, pedestrians must be continually aware of the risk of being hit by drivers who may not be paying attention or who may be driving recklessly.