Mary Hendrix and Nesta Turner suffered severe enough injuries to require emergency medical treatment at a local hospital after a crash on John Puryear Drive near Paducah. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating and according to the information released, Hendrix pulled out in front of the vehicle driven by Turner, which resulted in the collision.

Kentucky law provides that drivers on roadways owe a duty of care to other drivers and their passengers to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. In order to prevail on a claim of negligence, passengers and drivers of other vehicles would need to assert and prove that the at-fault driver breached this duty by failing to operate his or her vehicle as a reasonably prudent driver would in similar circumstances. Recoverable damages could potentially include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

While driver error appears to be the cause, a crash as serious as this one warrants a full investigation to determine if any other causes are at play, such as mechanical failure, shoddy maintenance, a poor repair job or defects in the vehicle itself. Hopefully, all of the involved individuals make quick and full recoveries. And hopefully the responsible party or parties have plenty of insurance coverage to make up for the harms and losses that have occurred.

Kentucky State Police are investigating a collision at the intersection of Broadway Street and Dry Ridge Bypass involving a vehicle and a Grant County school bus. Police said the driver of the vehicle hit the side of the bus after running a red light.  The man was flown to a hospital for further treatment and the bus of 18 students were left unharmed.

Kentucky law provides that drivers on roadways owe a duty of care to other drivers and their passengers to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. In order to prevail on a claim of negligence, passengers and drivers of other vehicles would need to assert and prove that the at-fault driver breached this duty by failing to operate his or her vehicle as a reasonably prudent driver would in similar circumstances. Recoverable damages could potentially include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

While driver error appears to be the cause, a crash like this one warrants an investigation to determine if any other causes are at play, such as mechanical failure, shoddy maintenance, a poor repair job or defects in the vehicle itself. Hopefully, all of the involved individuals make quick and full recoveries. And hopefully the responsible party or parties have plenty of insurance coverage to make up for the harms and losses that have occurred

Louisville, Kentucky media report that an adult female, a male youth and a female youth perished when the Hyundai they were passengers in exploded into flames following a crash.  Louisville Metro Police Department says that a Toyota van initially struck the car as it traveled westbound on I-64 on Saturday evening. Then, another car, also a Hyundai, struck the first Hyundai sending it into the concrete barrier separating the lanes of travel.

Next, after the drivers of the Hyundai that crashed into the barrier and the Toyota exited the vehicles and began to converse, the Hyundai caught fire. The three passengers still in the Hyundai died from their injuries.

It is very early into the investigation and details are sparse, but it appears driver error by Toyota van operator may be the initial cause of the accident. However, many questions remain, chiefly including why the Hyundai burst into flames after the crash. A full investigation is necessary to determine whether some type of mechanical failure, shoddy maintenance of defects within the car and its component parts led to the explosion. These types of fires are not supposed to happen. The friends and family of the victims will undoubtedly want answers to these questions.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash along the 2400 block of Krebs Station Road. According to reports, Trina Dawes crossed the center line when she topped a hill causing her to strike another vehicle driven by Robert Michel. The Hendron Lone Oak Fire Department arrived to extricate Mrs. Dawes by mechanical means. Both parties suffered from injuries and were transported to Baptist Health Paducah.

Kentucky law provides that drivers on roadways owe a duty of care to other drivers and their passengers to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. In order to prevail on a claim of negligence, passengers and drivers of other vehicles would need to assert and prove that the at-fault driver breached this duty by failing to operate his or her vehicle as a reasonably prudent driver would in similar circumstances. Recoverable damages could potentially include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

While driver error appears to be the cause, a crash as serious as this one warrants a full investigation to determine if any other causes are at play, such as mechanical failure, shoddy maintenance, a poor repair job or defects in the vehicle itself. Hopefully, all of the involved individuals make quick and full recoveries. And hopefully the responsible party or parties have plenty of insurance coverage to make up for the harms and losses that have occurred.

Deputies from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department respond to a 911 call regarding a collision between two vehicles on March 5, on John Puryear Drive and I-24. The 2004 Chevrolet pickup, driven by David English, was headed down Puryear Drive when he made a left hand turn onto the I-24 ramp, pulling into the path where, Jerry Henderson, was riding a 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Henderson was taken to the nearest hospital for injuries he sustained during the crash.

Kentucky law provides that drivers on roadways owe a duty of care to other drivers and their passengers to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. In order to prevail on a claim of negligence, passengers and drivers of other vehicles would need to assert and prove that the at-fault driver breached this duty by failing to operate his or her vehicle as a reasonably prudent driver would in similar circumstances. Recoverable damages could potentially include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

While driver error appears to be the cause, a crash as serious as this one warrants a full investigation to determine if any other causes are at play, such as mechanical failure, shoddy maintenance, a poor repair job or defects in the vehicle itself. Hopefully, all of the involved individuals make quick and full recoveries. And hopefully the responsible party or parties have plenty of insurance coverage to make up for the harms and losses that have occurred.

Francis Campbell suffered injuries severe enough to require emergency medical treatment at Lourdes Hospital. The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the crash on Berger Road near Paducah and according to the information released, the vehicle driven by Campbell was headed eastbound when she crossed the center line crashing into an SUV, driven by Hannah Shaw, going westbound. Shaw was not injured.

Kentucky law provides that drivers on roadways owe a duty of care to other drivers and their passengers to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. In order to prevail on a claim of negligence, passengers and drivers of other vehicles would need to assert and prove that the at-fault driver breached this duty by failing to operate his or her vehicle as a reasonably prudent driver would in similar circumstances. Recoverable damages could potentially include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

While driver error appears to be the cause, a crash as serious as this one warrants a full investigation to determine if any other causes are at play, such as mechanical failure, shoddy maintenance, a poor repair job or defects in the vehicle itself. Hopefully, all of the involved individuals make quick and full recoveries. And hopefully the responsible party or parties have plenty of insurance coverage to make up for the harms and losses that have occurred.

Kentucky health officials are asking for people’s patience and cooperation as they investigate the cause of 51 confirmed positive test results for Salmonella; 75 people suffering from gastrointestinal illnesses; and 11 individuals hospitalized. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention people that suffer from Salmonella often develop symptoms 12 to 72 hours after being infected such as; diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. This illness can last up to seven days and may even require hospitalization if symptoms are severe enough.

As the investigation continues to pinpoint where exactly this illness began, the restaurant owner of Eagles Roost, a sports bar in Irvine, Kentucky came forward and confirmed on local media that his restaurant is responsible for at least 19 out of the 51 illnesses. As of February 19, the restaurant has yet to reopen due to voluntarily closing for cleaning.

Judy Collins, senior regional epidemiologist, assures the public that they are doing their very best to identify all possible causes of this outbreak as quickly as possible. However, investigations such as this one require time due to many factors involved in searching for the source of the problem.

Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly four vehicle crash near the Henderson and Union County line. Police say that Seth Cross sideswiped two trucks causing him to hit another vehicle head on while driving east near Highland Creek Bridge when his car crossed into the westbound lane. The passengers involved in the crash were taken in the hospital in stable condition. Mr. Cross was killed in the wreck.

The investigating police department should be performing a full investigation, including an accident reconstruction, as a matter of routine in such a serious accident. While driver error is always a prime suspect, things like mechanical error and product defects should be considered and ruled out by the investigation.

Hopefully, those who survived make speedy recoveries and all involved get answers to the questions they will certainly have regarding how this occurred.

Louisville Metro Police are seeking help in the search for a light blue vehicle with possibly a cracked or shattered windshield after responding early Sunday morning to a fatal hit-and-run on Emerson Avenue and Bardstown Road. Investigators have yet to have any witnesses come forward. LMP are asking anyone with information regarding the incident to please contact the Crime Tip Hotline at 574-LMPD (5673).

Kentucky law provides that drivers on roadways owe a duty of care to other drivers and pedestrians to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. If the unknown driver is discovered and found to be at fault for causing the collusion that resulted in the death of the man, the man’s relatives may have grounds to bring a wrongful death claim against the driver in addition to a negligence claim. Wrongful death is a cause of action which enables a personal representative, such as a parent, to file a lawsuit against the party that negligently or intentionally caused their relative’s death.  Potentially recoverable damages can include funeral and administrative expenses, loss of services, loss of consortium and loss of power to earn.  The statute also dictates how such damages, if awarded, are to be disbursed amongst the surviving family members.

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Police are investigating a serious crash involving four vehicles in Laurel County that resulted in five people needing emergency medical treatment at nearby hospitals. The incident happened early morning on Interstate 75 near exit 41 when a tractor trailer jackknifed in the northbound lane causing an SUV with five passengers slide in front of a nearby vehicle, which resulted in that vehicle crashing into another, and throwing one passenger out of the SUV.  As police continue to investigate, they hope that a crash this serious will serve as a warning to others.

Kentucky law provides that drivers on roadways owe a duty of care to other drivers and their passengers to operate their vehicles in a safe and reasonable manner. In order to prevail on a claim of negligence, passengers and drivers of other vehicles would need to assert and prove that the at-fault driver breached this duty by failing to operate his or her vehicle as a reasonably prudent driver would in similar circumstances. Recoverable damages could potentially include property damage, medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

While driver error appears to be the cause, a crash as serious as this one warrants a full investigation to determine if any other causes are at play, such as mechanical failure, shoddy maintenance, a poor repair job or defects in the vehicle itself. Hopefully, all of the involved individuals make quick and full recoveries. And hopefully the responsible party or parties have plenty of insurance coverage to make up for the harms and losses that have occurred.