Lexington, KY (May 6, 2024) – A major car accident was reported in Lexington on the evening of May 6. Shortly after 5:00 p.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the scene on East Third Street near Chestnut Street. Westbound lanes were blocked while emergency workers were present, forcing local drivers to find alternate routes. Currently, the injured victims have not been identified. Police continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

Kentucky Traffic Accidents

Car crashes are a daily occurrence in Kentucky, with the state experiencing over 150,000 traffic accidents annually, resulting in approximately 25,000 injuries and the tragic loss of around 700 lives each year. Regrettably, the majority of these accidents are preventable and stem from driver negligence.

Negligent driving stands as the leading cause of most reported car wrecks in both the United States and Kentucky. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 90% of car crashes reported in the US each year are attributed to negligent driving. Drivers who engage in behaviors such as distraction, fatigue, intoxication, or speeding not only jeopardize their own safety but also endanger the lives of others on the road.

Negligent driving manifests in various forms, including intoxication, distraction, fatigue, and speeding. For instance, speeding contributes to over 11,000 fatalities annually, while intoxication claims the lives of approximately 12,000 people each year. Moreover, driver distraction leads to around 400,000 traffic collisions annually.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by negligent driving, seeking assistance from a car crash lawyer in Lexington could help you recover. At the Byrnes Law Office, we are committed to aiding accident victims and their families in recovering from the damages incurred in negligently caused accidents.

Contact our law office at 502-364-2500 to speak with an attorney about how we can assist you in your recovery. We will construct a robust legal claim on your behalf and vigorously negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can support you during this challenging time.