According to Eagle Country Online, in less than a week’s time, 16 crashes on Kentucky roadways resulted in 17 deaths. The fatal accidents took place between Tuesday, May 29 and Sunday, June 3.
The fatalities included:
- 4 pedestrian-related deaths in Boone, Madison, Martin, and Trimble counties;
- 3 motorcycle-related deaths in Bath, Jefferson, and Powell counties (2 victims were not wearing a helmet);
- 1 double fatality crash involving a vehicle in Warren county; and
- 9 fatal single-vehicle car crashes in Boone, Clay, Fayette, Green, Greenup, Logan, McCracken, and Pendleton counties (5 victims were not wearing seat belts).
From the start of the year through June 3, Kentucky roadways have seen 305 fatalities. In the same time period last year, there were 264.
Other findings from crashes so far this year include:
- 53 deaths related to alcohol use;
- 23 crashes involved a pedestrian;
- 1 crash involved a bicyclist;
- 25 crashes involved motorcycles (15 victims not wearing a helmet); and
- 253 crashes involved vehicles (148 victims were not wearing a seat belt).
The Kentucky State Police encourages those on the road to report erratic drivers. This effort could go a long way in protecting everyone who is driving on Kentucky roadways.
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