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Kentucky Car Accident Statistics

March 11, 2010 @ 07:42 PM -- by unknown
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In 2007, there were a total of 150,213 auto accidents in the entire state of Kentucky. A total of 26,160 had injuries that were not life threatening in nature, but a total of 864 fatalities occurred due to collisions. It is reported that one out of every 5,700 residents of Kentucky died in a car accidents in 2007, and that one in 121 were injured in an accident.

A total of one for every 14 drivers in the state was involved in an accident for the year, with one out of every 2,500 being involved in a car crash that resulted in a fatality. There were more men (608) than women (256) to perish in car accidents in 2007 across the state. A total of 21 percent of all fatalities in this time frame were aged from 15 to 24. A total of over 81,000 accidents involved moving vehicles, while over 23,000 involved stationary objects. A total of 66 percent of all accidents that were reported involved more than two moving vehicles.

In 2003, there were a total of 928 deaths on the road ways, with 70 percent due to a vehicle leaving the road and another almost 15 percent taking place at or near intersections. A total of 69 bicyclists or pedestrians were killed during this year as well. Alcohol was found to be involved in more than 20 percent of all crashes, and speed was responsible for another 15 percent. A total of 760 of these fatalities were those persons in small passenger vehicles, with 10 being children under the age of 5 years. More than 60 percent wore no seat belts or restraints, and two of these were children under the age of 5 having no safety seats. A total of 58 motorcyclists were killed in motorcycle accidents this year, and 35 of these wore no helmet.

In 2002, there were a total of 915 fatalities on the roads. Alcohol was responsible for 30 percent of all accidents, and speed was responsible for another 20 percent. A total of 759 of these fatalities were in passenger vehicles, with seven being children under the age of 5. More than 60 percent wore no seat belts, including 29 motorcycle riders that had no helmet.

The Louisville injury attorneys of The Lohman Law Offices represent those that have been injured as a result of car accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.