Four Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics indicate that 4 people died in four separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, September 8 through Sunday, September 14, 2008. Three of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and none of those victims were wearing seat belts. Motor vehicle crashes occurred in Franklin, Harlan and McCreary counties.

There was one pedestrian fatality in Henderson County.

Through September 14, preliminary statistics indicate that 536 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. This is 71 fewer than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 402 motor vehicle fatalities, 249 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 69 motorcycle fatalities, 42 were not wearing helmets. Seventeen people have been killed in ATV crashes and 16 of those were not wearing helmets. Forty-four pedestrians have been killed. A total of one-hundred and four fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

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  • by 4wheelingforlife Location: Turkey Foot Ky on Sep 15, 2008 at 11:48 AM
    Only 17 fatalities on Atvs! 44 pedestrians killed. Seems the awful ATV has got A better safety record then a person walking dont it?That record MAY HAVE BEEN 1 IF THE 16 WITHOUT HELMETS HAD BEEN WEARING ONE.I hope the anti Atv people see this one because the facts dont lie.69 motorcycle deaths 42 had no helmet that would have been less if helmets were worn.Its not the vehicles fault people die its the riders fault[BEING ON THE HIGHWAY] and for not using the needed safety equipment[helmet mostly].Thanks WYMT for providing these facts maybe people can see the Atv isnt the death trap its being called.Just wish we knew how many happened on the highway and how many were on the trails or off road.Remember protect your head[helmet]or you WILL BE DEAD


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