10 die in crashes in Kentucky in less than a week | Transportation
FRANKFORT, KY (KFVS) - Ten people died in 10 separate vehicle crashes on Kentucky roadways from Tuesday, September 4 through Sunday, September 9, according to Kentucky State Police.
Seven of the victims were traveling in vehicles and six were not wearing seat belts. One single dead crash happened in each of the following counties: Adair, Christian, Clay, Hardin, Logan, McCracken and Spencer. The crashes in Adair and Clay counties involved the use of alcohol.
Two of the fatalities resulted from motorcycle crashes: one in Carter County and one in Warren County. Neither victim was wearing a helmet.
One of the fatalities was a pedestrian, killed in Pike County.
Through September 9, preliminary statistics show that 498 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways in 2012. That number is the same as reported for this time in 2011. Of the 388 vehicle deaths, 223 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 60 motorcycle accident deaths, 32 were not wearing a helmet. Six of the seven ATV fatalities were not wearing a helmet. 39 pedestrians, one scooter/moped rider and three bicycle riders have been killed. Crashes involving suspected use of alcohol accounted for 87 of the total fatalities.
Anyone can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.