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On Monday, March 12, 2018, Kentucky State Police responded to a two-car crash on Kentucky 176 that resulted in multiple injuries. Thankfully, no one was killed in this accident. Safety responders say this crash might have been caused by a drug-related DUI.

What Happened?

According to the latest report from SurfKY News, this head-on collision happened a little after 6:30PM on March 12th near Ebenezer. The two cars involved in this crash were a 1995 Jeep Cherokee and a Ford Escape.

The 26-year-old woman driving the Ford Escape was initially traveling on the westbound side of Kentucky 176. For some reason, this woman crossed over the double yellow lines in the middle of the road and struck the Jeep Cherokee head-on. There was only one woman, aged 31, in the Cherokee.

Shortly after troopers arrived on the scene, they discovered that both of the women were pinned inside their vehicles. They also saw embers slowly rising from the Ford Escape. Safety crews were quickly able to get rid of the fire and rescue the two drivers from their cars.

The Cherokee driver was hurt more than the woman in the Escape, but both were classified with only minor to moderate injuries. Both women were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Local authorities say both crash victims are expected to make a full recovery.

Although it’s not official, state police believe the Ford Escape driver was under the influence of a drug while driving. The investigation into this crash ongoing.

DUI In The Bluegrass State

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest at least 16 percent of all crashes have something to do with drug-related DUIs. Amazingly, surveys show that at least 111 million Americans admit to driving under the influence of either a drug or alcohol every year. Perhaps even more shocking, only 1.1 million of these 111 million are arrested for alcohol or narcotic-related DUIs each year.

To tackle this giant threat to public safety, Kentucky has put laws into place to penalize drivers who make the decision to drive while impaired by drugs (prescription and illegal) or alcohol. Kentuckian drivers can face serious penalties if they are caught driving with any kind of intoxicant or drug in their bloodstream.

For more information on Kentucky’s DUI laws, be sure to read through KRS 189A.010.

Get The Justice You Deserve For A DUI

DUI accidents are unpredictable, however they are common. We never believe we’ll be the one…until it happens. If you’re the victim of someone else’s negligence on the road, you need to call a Kentucky Car Accident Lawyer right away. A great lawyer can help you get the financial compensation you need to get you back on your feet after a DUI accident.

Don’t let the insurance companies boss you into settling for less. Let a professional lawyer fight on your behalf to get you what you deserve.