Category: Pedestrian Accidents

Tips For Drivers And Pedestrians To Avoid Accidents

The weather is beautiful in Kentucky this time of year. The crisp fall weather doesn’t mean that there will be fewer pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcycles on Kentucky roads. When you are out driving and enjoying the weather, please be extra careful. Don’t drive distracted and pay attention to what and who is on the road. This … Continued

Published: 10/28/19

Louisville Pedestrian Safety

Walking is a healthy habit. It’s good for the environment too. However, it doesn’t come without dangers. Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users. I have had two calls this week about High Schoolers being struck by cars while crossing the street. Statistics In a recent study conducted by the Louisville Metro Public Work, … Continued

Published: 03/29/19

Look Alive Louisville Aims To Reduce Pedestrian Deaths

Make Louisville a safe city for pedestrians! This is what the new safety program “Look Alive Louisville” is trying to accomplish. Last April, Mayor Greg Fischer launched this program to try and significantly reduce the number of pedestrian/vehicle collisions and pedestrian fatalities. During the press conference, Mayor Fischer noted that the local rate of pedestrian … Continued

Published: 05/04/15

Kentucky Pedestrian Safety Tips

The most common form of transportation that everyone shares is walking. Unfortunately, people who walk are also the most vulnerable ones on the road, stated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every two hours, an average of one pedestrian is killed from injuries in a traffic crash. In a day, an average of 445 … Continued

Published: 02/02/15

Are Pedestrian Accidents On the Rise? Not In Lexington In 2014

The number of pedestrian-vehicle accidents in Lexington, Kentucky was significantly lower in 2014 than in the past few years. There had been 143 accidents in 2011, 158 accidents in 2012 and 173 accidents in 2013 respectively. The city recorded 123 pedestrian-vehicle collisions in 2014, which is the lowest since 2011. According to the Fayette County … Continued

Published: 01/07/15

Pregnant Mother And Kids Hit By DUI Driver Near YUM! Center

Pedestrian collisions can happen at any time. According to the NHTSA, 4,743 people were killed in pedestrian and motor vehicle crashes in 2012. That makes 12 fatalities every day of that year. On the other hand, 76,000 were reported injured, which makes one injured person every seven minutes. However, walking is a healthy activity, but … Continued

Published: 09/24/14

Louisville, KY – 17th Most Dangerous City for Pedestrians

Is it safe to walk in Louisville? According to a new study by the National Complete Streets Coalition, Louisville is the 17th most dangerous city in the U.S. for pedestrians. The report entitled “Dangerous by Design 2014” analyzed pedestrian deaths across the nation and used a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI). The index provided an indication … Continued

Published: 06/23/14

Woman Killed In Kentucky Highway Car Accident

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, police officers responded to a car accident on Preston Highway that left a woman dead. Spokeswoman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, Carey Klain, said that the driver could not see the woman because the area was dark. The woman, later identified as Felecia Burton, age 40, of Lexington, Kentucky, … Continued

Published: 03/11/14

A Young Pedestrian Injured In Car Accident In Louisville

A 13-year-old boy suffered from a broken arm after being hit by a car in the Fern Creek area on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. According to Alicia Smiley, Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson, the victim left St. Gabriel Gym and was trying to cross five lanes of traffic to go to a Speedway. He was … Continued

Published: 11/15/13

Country Music Pop Star Kills Pedestrian in Indiana

​How many of you like country music? I know I do and most everyone in my family does, too. Country music is one thing that can put anyone in a good mood. At least that is what I think. Related: “Look Alive Louisville” Program Aims To Reduce Pedestrian Deaths Jason Aldean’s tour bus accident One … Continued

Published: 10/29/13

How You Can Help Hit-And-Run Accident Victims

Hit-and-run accident September 2013 A Danville, Kentucky pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver in an alley between Sycamore Street and West Walnut Street on Sunday, September 15, 2013. Larry Watkins, 40, was transported to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Watkins was treated and released. According to the Danville police, the hit-and-run injury accident was between … Continued

Published: 09/19/13

New Figures Reveal Rise In Pedestrians Getting Hit by Cars

The number of traffic accidents involving pedestrians in Jefferson County has increased from 2010 to 2012. That’s alarming. According to Kentucky State police, only 429 traffic accidents involving pedestrians in Jefferson County were reported in 2010. However, this number increased by 1.86% in 2011. During this year, a total number of 437 traffic accidents, with … Continued

Published: 03/26/13

Holiday Safety Tips For Pedestrians

With the holidays drawing near, pedestrians are going to be out and about, whether they’re doing some holiday festivities or Christmas shopping. Knowing how to stay safe as a pedestrian is crucial during the holiday season. Here is a list of some pedestrian safety tips to help keep you safe during the busy holiday season: … Continued

Published: 11/29/12