Foster, KY (April 12, 2024) – One person lost their life after a head-on collision in Foster. Reports from authorities show the incident occurred at around 6:40 a.m. at the intersection of New Hope Road and the AA Highway. Police found that a Chevrolet Monte Carlo was headed north when it crossed the median and struck a Ford Transit Van head-on. Police in Foster are still investigating the details of the crash. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Kentucky Car Crashes

In the United States, car accidents happen constantly. In fact, each day, over 17,000 auto collisions are reported that injure about 7,500 people and end the lives of approximately 100 individuals. These accidents happen for a plethora of reasons including bad weather and car problems. However, in today’s world, the most common contributing factor in the causation of American car crashes is driver negligence.

Negligent driving causes over 94% of reported auto accidents every year in the US, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Drivers may display negligent behavior in several different ways, however, the most common include: 

  • Intoxication
  • Distraction
  • Fatigue
  • Speeding 

Usually, when people suffer injuries in these types of accidents, they end up in the hospital for prolonged periods where they must undergo medical care that is expensive and exhausting. In the US, the average cost of recovering from a severe car crash injury often ranges in the tens of thousands of dollars. 

The only experience more stressful than suffering injuries in an auto accident is losing a loved one in a similar manner. Losing someone you love is never, ever easy. However, when you determine their accident was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be going through and even more difficult time. 

At the Byrnes Law Office, we have been working for over thirty years to help crash victims and their loved ones recover in any way we can. Contact a wrongful death lawyer in Foster to learn more about how we can help you today. Dial 502-364-2500 to be connected with a skilled attorney who can help you at this time.