Two cars collided in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this month, and one person has died as a result of the crash. The reported accident occurred around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 in the 8900 block of 3rd Street Road.
According to Louisville Metro Police, a green Dodge Caravan was driving southbound on 3rd Street Road when the driver reportedly lost control and collided head on with a white Nissan Rogue that was stopped in the northbound lane waiting to turn onto Mitchell Lane.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and no charges were filed against the driver of the Dodge Caravan immediately after the crash. A passenger in the Nissan Rogue was taken to University Hospital where he died. The man was reported to be in his 60s. His name was not immediately released to the media. There are no reports of other injuries or fatalities related to this March 6 Louisville car accident.
Head-on collisions can be particularly dangerous and likely to result in fatalities. In 2011, the most recent year for which complete data is available, fewer than 2% of two-vehicle accidents in Kentucky were head-on collisions. Yet, in that same year, head-on collisions were responsible for 33.8% of the fatalities that occurred in two-vehicle Kentucky accidents. More specifically, 75 people died as a result of two-vehicle Kentucky head-on crashes in 2011.
Our Louisville auto accident lawyers extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person who died in this March 6 Louisville crash.