Henderson, KY (June 7, 2024) – The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) reported that DCSO patrol and fire rescue crews were on the scene of an accident with injuries in the 7300 block of Highway 81 on Thursday evening, June 6.

Law enforcement officials say an ATV with minors riding inside was struck by a passenger car. Injuries were reported, and multiple people were transferred to a local hospital via ambulance. DCSO added that the DCSO Accident Reconstruction Unit was en route to the scene, and the roadway was slated to remain closed for several hours. No further details were released, but an investigation is active and ongoing in the interim.

Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their families.

Car Accidents in Kentucky

Every day, vehicle collisions happen in Kentucky. Across our state, over 150,000 traffic incidents occur 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 and the United States, the majority of recorded auto accidents are now caused by negligent driving. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Highway Association, careless driving is a contributing factor in over 90% of automobile collisions recorded in the US each year. 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 Henderson 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.

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.