A three-car collision near Georgetown sent one woman to the hospital on August 31, 2018.
Lex18 reports that this crash happened at 5:30PM on US-25 close to Deer Run Estates. Allegedly, a truck driver started swerving on the highway and then suddenly slammed his brakes. This caused a three-car crash that sent one car crashing into a nearby tree. After the crash, the truck fled the scene.
First-responders rushed the driver in the vehicle that hit the tree to a local hospital. Although her injuries were serious, doctors believe she will survive.
Police are now asking for help from locals to find the truck driver involved in this crash. Anyone with information on this accident should call the Scott County Sheriff’s Department at (502) 863-7855.
Hit-And-Runs In USA Are Rising; How Does Kentucky Fare?
Hit-and-run drivers are becoming increasingly common across the USA. A new AAA study shows that 2,049 Americans died in hit-and-run accidents in 2016. That’s the highest hit-and-run fatality figure since AAA started collecting crash data in 1975.
From 2009 to 2016, AAA says hit-and-run fatalities have gone up a whopping 62 percent. Unfortunately, many AAA analysts don’t expect this number to go down any time soon.
Over half of all those killed in hit-and-run crashes in the USA are either pedestrians or cyclists. 20 percent of all pedestrian fatalities are related to hit-and-runs.
On AAA’s list of the best & worst states for hit-and-runs Kentucky came in 32nd place. The top three states for hit-and-run accidents in descending order were New Mexico, Louisiana, and Florida.
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