Kentucky motor vehicle accidents: Cars that cross the median
On behalf of Wilt & Thompson, PLLC posted in motor vehicle accidents on Friday, February 1, 2019.
Most Kentucky motorists understand the importance of maintaining a correct and safe position in a traffic lane while navigating a highway. Police officers often pull people over if they witness their vehicles veering left or right, or crossing over a yellow line. If a driver is negligent or reckless, it may cause him or her to careen off the road or into the paths of other cars. Such situations often lead to motor vehicle accidents that result in moderate, severe or fatal injuries.
A recent incident resulted in the death of one driver; two occupants in another vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital. Preliminary investigations revealed that one of the cars had initially been headed south on the roadway while the other was traveling north. For reasons yet unknown, the southbound vehicle traveled over the center line of traffic, where the two cars collided.
The accident victims, both age 18, who were transported to a nearby hospital, had been traveling together in the northbound car. The 38-year-old man behind the wheel of the other car did not survive his injuries. Kentucky State Police are still investigating the incident.
When Kentucky travelers are injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by other drivers’ negligence, state law allows them to seek financial recovery for their losses by filing personal injury claims in court. If the person deemed responsible for injury did not survive the accident in question, a claim may be filed against his or her estate. If a plaintiff proves that negligence occurred and that it directly caused his or her injury, the court may award compensation that can be used to pay medical bills and other expenses associated with the accident.