Memorial Day Weekend 2013 is behind us. Before the busy summer season of travel and leisure begins, it is a good time to stop and consider what has happened on Kentucky roads so far this year.
Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, which began at 6 p.m. on Friday May 24, 2013 and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Monday May 27, 2013, six people were reportedly killed in six separate Kentucky traffic accidents. Four people died in car accidents, which occurred in Campbell County, Grant County, Jackson County, and Whitely County, and two people died in motorcycle accidents in Ohio County and Pike County.
From January 1, 2013 – May 26, 2013, an estimated 214 people lost their lives in 176 Kentucky traffic crashes. That is significantly fewer than the 292 people who lost their lives during the same period of 2012. Those who died during this time period in 2013 include 20 motorcyclists, one ATV rider, one bicycle rider, and 15 pedestrians.
All statistics are described as preliminary at this time because there may be more accidents and additional fatalities that were investigated by local law enforcement officials but have not yet been reported to the Kentucky State Police.
Our Kentucky fatal accident lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of everyone who has been tragically killed in Kentucky motor vehicle accidents so far this year, and we hope that fewer tragedies occur on our roads over the summer and during the remainder of 2013.