Jessamine County, KY (July 2, 2024) – Police in Nicholasville report that a teenager lost their life in a crash on Saturday afternoon, June 29. The wreck occurred at around 3:00 p.m. on Saturday when the 16-year-old boy was headed south on US 27 near Keene Centre Drive. He was involved in a collision with another vehicle under circumstances still being investigated by police. Several responders worked at the crash site for some time, forcing local drivers to use alternate routes. Local law enforcement authorities are investigating the crash.

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

Kentucky Car Crashes

Unfortunately, auto accidents in Kentucky occur daily. Every year, the state sees more than 150,000 traffic accidents, about 25,000 of which cause injuries. Sadly, around 700 people end up losing their lives each year due to Kentucky car accidents. Unfortunately, most of these accidents are preventable and caused by driver negligence.

Negligent driving has become the main cause of most of the reported car wrecks in the United States and across Kentucky. Every year, more than 90% of the car crashes reported in the United States are caused by negligent driving, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Highway Association. Drivers who get behind the wheel while distracted, fatigued, intoxicated, or while traveling at unsafe speeds risk their own lives and also the lives of everyone on the road.

Negligent driving comes in many different forms, including intoxication, distraction, fatigue, and speeding. For example, speeding causes over 11,000 fatalities each year, while intoxication takes the lives of around 12,000 people annually. Additionally, around 400,000 traffic collisions are caused by driver distraction each year.

If you or a loved one of yours has suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by negligent driving, a car crash lawyer in Jessamine County can help you recover. At the Byrnes Law Office, we work diligently to help accident victims and the people 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 our dedicated lawyers about your case and how we can help you recover at this challenging time. We can build you a solid legal claim while we aggressively negotiate with the insurance company for you. Please do not hesitate to contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you pursue justice and fair compensation after your life-changing accident.