Bullet Co., KY (June 13, 2024) – A fatal traffic accident occurred in Bullet County on Wednesday, June 12 at around 4:00 p.m. According to reports, the wreck happened on the Preston Highway near the Old Preston Highway at a four-way stop. Sources say the light was blinking red at the intersection when one vehicle drove through it and struck another car. Two elderly individuals lost their lives in the accident. The other driver is expected to survive. Police and paramedics worked in the area for some time, forcing local motorists to find alternate routes. Police are still working to determine how the accident occurred.

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims. 

Kentucky Car Accidents

Every day, vehicle collisions happen in Kentucky. Across our state, there are over 150,000 traffic incidents annually, with over 25,000 resulting in injuries. Sadly, Kentucky auto accidents result in the deaths of almost 700 persons annually. Unfortunately, driver recklessness is at blame for the majority of these incidents, which are avoidable.

In Kentucky as well as the United States, the majority of recorded auto accidents are now caused by negligent driving. Negligent driving is a contributing factor in over 90% of automobile collisions recorded in the US each year, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Highway Association. Distracted, tired, drunk, or speeding drivers put not just their own lives but also the lives of other road users in danger when they get behind the wheel.

There are many distinct types of negligent driving, such as speeding, alcohol, distraction, and exhaustion. For instance, drunk driving results in about 11,000 yearly deaths, while drunk driving results in over 12,000 annual fatalities. In addition, driver distraction results in over 400,000 traffic accidents annually.

If you or a loved one of yours has suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by negligent driving, a car crash lawyer in Bullet County may be able to help you recover. At the Byrnes Law Office, we work diligently to help accident victims and those they love recover from the damages they may have suffered in negligently caused accidents.

If the worst has happened, and you have lost a loved one in an accident, a wrongful death attorney can help you file a wrongful death claim so you can get compensation for funeral costs and more.

Call our law office at 502-364-2500 to talk to an attorney about how we can help you recover. We can build a solid legal claim while aggressively negotiating with the insurance company. Please do not hesitate to contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you at this time.