Black Ice Leads To Dangerous Driving Conditions

It's was a dangerous start to the day on Tuesday in Lexington after ice made for some tricky driving.

A car crashed on an icy Leestown Road. The driver of the BMW says he was trying to avoid a rough patch in the road when he hit black ice and lost control of his car.

The car ended up on its side, wedged against a fence. The driver was not hurt.

He says he didn't know the road was icy and was upset that the road was not salted until after he crashed.

The driver says he had only had the car for two weeks and didn't have any collision insurance.

The wreck was quickly cleaned up and the road is now back open.

Temperatures are expected to rise Tuesday afternoon, so problems with ice should be resolved.

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  • by AJ Location: Nicholasville on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:35 AM
    I think everyone should be a little more considerate, none of you know the circustances and have any right to judge. He did have the insurance the law requires and personally I think instead of insulting him we all should be expressing our concerns to the roads dept. Isn't the safety of our community the real issue here? Personally I am very glad to see he is OK and may this be a wake up for the roads dept.
  • by C. Location: Moberly on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    To set you all straight. It was a 95 BWM M3 worth about $8,000. I am not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination. Collision was going to be about $300 a month. I got comprehensive only cause that's all I could afford. There was a wreck there less than a week ago due to ice. It is a notoriously bad spot. There should have been salt. They very quickly salted after my wreck and the ice melted almost instantly. In hind sight, yes it would have been very nice if I could have afforded collision, but who knew I would wreck 2 weeks after buying a car I enjoyed VERY much. I intended to drive the car for a long, long time. It was a great piece of machinery, and a wise investment. I just couldn't afford to insure that investment.
  • by Craig MOberly Location: Lexington on Mar 12, 2008 at 09:25 AM
    Alright people back off. I'm no retard. It was a 95 BMW in very good condition. It was worth $8,000. I can't afford crap, I work for the state. I had comprehensive insurance, which is better than liability, but no collision. Collision cost $300 a month. Can you afford that? So shut up. Oh, that was the second wreck there this week. That's why I said there should have been salt. They were very quick to salt AFTER my wreck. Thanks for being so compassionate. I was driving appropriatly for the weather, 45 MPH. Now you know. Edited cause I don't have much nice to say to you people.
  • by Anonymous Location: kentucky on Mar 12, 2008 at 07:22 AM
    BMW and no collision insurance, then I think he could afford to fix his own car.
  • by Sue Location: Lex on Mar 12, 2008 at 05:11 AM
    If he was here illegaly and didn't have any insurance, this story would never had made the news...right?
  • by Duh on Mar 11, 2008 at 07:11 PM
    This guy didn't say he had no insurance. He said he didn't have collision insurance. A lot of people out there don't have collision...they just have liability. That's all that's required by state law.
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Mar 11, 2008 at 02:54 PM
    Ok he buys a $40-$80,000 (at least) and doesnt secure insurance immediatly then proceeds to drive it in the weather weve had teh past few days. The only thing I feel sorry for is teh great piece of machinery he damaged. Its gonna cost him at least triple what it would if teh car was domestic.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    Who drives a BMW with no insurance?
  • by Sheena Location: Virginia Beach on Mar 11, 2008 at 01:16 PM
    I do feel bad for the guy and his BMW. He has a point that the roads "should have" been salted. However, he "should have" had insurance. Learn from our mistakes and move on in life. At least he still has his life which he should consider a blessing.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2008 at 01:05 PM
    and people make fun of jackson county for not having school at least there thinking of the children's safety.
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