Lexington, KY (May 13, 2024) – A man was arrested for intoxicated driving after he caused a crash on Friday, May 10. Ronald Smith’s BAC was 0.250, more than three times the legal limit. He will be arraigned on Monday afternoon, May 13. One individual lost their life due to the crash that happened in the 3400 block of Winchester Road at approximately 11:00 p.m. Billy Joe Williamson Jr, 54, lost his life in the crash. Upon arrival at the scene, police found Williamson suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he later lost his life. 

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

Kentucky Car Crashes

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 Lexington 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 you 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.