Even Ambulances Have Accidents
Imagine a child in your care feeling so ill that you call an ambulance for help. Once inside the emergency vehicle and en route to the hospital, you're safe, right? Wrong. Even ambulances can be involved in traffic accidents, which can delay critical treatments. A local minor and his guardian learned this lesson the hard way one recent December afternoon when the ambulance they were riding in was hit head-on while trave...
Stats Show You Can’t Drink and Drive Responsibly
Operating a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol is risky behavior. Even a small amount of alcohol can make someone an unsafe driver because it is a depressant that affects vision, coordination, reaction time, and judgment. Kentucky has strict laws for drunk driving, and a person is considered legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is more than 0.08. A DWI/DUI conviction can carry a mandatory jail sent...
Candle Safety: Hot Property
Whether for ambiance, scent, or religious ceremony, candles are ever-present this time of year. While you're making merry and enjoying time with your family and friends, position any open flame with care. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day are the top days of the year to experience a home candle fire, according to data compiled in a report by the National Fire Protection Association. This is most likely due...
Pikeville Dump Truck Accident (Route 23)
“Did I remember to lock the door?” “I hope the kids have a good day at school.” “Wow, those Bears played like champs last night.” “Looks like rain.” This is your typical morning commute. This is also his average morning commute, and hers, and mine, too. We know the traffic laws, the rush-hour patterns and the first thing we are going to do once we get to work because, of course, we expect to get to our d...
A Dubious Distinction: KY & ATVs
Data gathered by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that Kentucky has the dubious distinction of leading the country in ATV deaths. Used for both recreational and rescue purposes, “quads” or All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) provide easy access to off-road areas. They are especially popular here in Kentucky, despite the fact that they cause thousands of injuries and fatalities every year. From 2007 through 20...
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