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A tragic car crash in Hardin County claimed the life of one Kentucky resident.

According to Wave3 News, this crash happened a little after 2:20PM April 30, 2018 on KY 210 Hodgenville Road. Before this crash occurred, a Toyota Avalon was traveling east on KY 210 while a Toyota Yaris was heading west. Allegedly, the driver of the Avalon crossed the center line and struck the Yaris.

Shortly after safety crews arrived on the scene they pronounced the Yaris driver dead. The Avalon driver is now recovering from major injuries in a local hospital. As of today, local police are investigating the cause of this accident.

Facts On Kentucky Car Crashes

Head on collisions make up only about 2% of all accidents in Kentucky, but they often result in serious injuries or death. A common cause of these types of accidents is distracted driving. Head on collisions may be on the rise due to people checking their phones while driving to send texts and look at apps and check things such as Instagram notifications.

Recent statistics from the Kentucky Transportation Center clearly show car accidents aren’t uncommon in the Bluegrass State. About 22,000 drivers in Kentucky are injured every year in car accidents. Sadly, about 600 locals die on Kentucky’s roads annually.

For those who are interested, the Kentucky Transportation Center set up a DataMart webpage that tracks safety conditions in all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. You can access this webpage by clicking on this link.

Just because you have insurance doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t need a professional car accident lawyer after a crash. In fact, it’s highly recommended you get in touch with a qualified lawyer ASAP to learn your rights.

Unfortunately, many insurers are solely concerned with their bottom line. Only a compassionate lawyer experienced with settling car accident cases can get you or your loved one the compensation you deserve.

Get The Tiger After a Kentucky Car Crash

If you’ve been involved in a car crash which resulted in a serious injury or a death, contact us right away. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience working with clients.

Loved ones left behind after a devastating accident should speak to one of our compassionate attorneys about a wrongful death claim. As a personal injury law firm, we at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC are prepared to handle a wide variety of cases in which someone died due to another’s negligence. In the case of wrongful death, we understand how incredibly difficult it can be to pursue legal action while still grieving the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits are complex, time-sensitive matters that can’t be put off for long. We are prepared to sensitively and competently address your concerns and guide you through every aspect of the process.