Seven Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week

(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - Preliminary statistics indicate that seven people died in seven separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, September 15 through Sunday, September 21, 2008. Five of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and four of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Motor vehicle crashes occurred in Hancock, Hopkins, Mason, Pike and Trimble counties. Alcohol was suspected as a contributing factor in the Mason and Trimble county crashes.

A motorcycle fatality occurred in Union county and the victim was not wearing a helmet.

One ATV fatality was reported in Jackson county when an ATV crashed into a barbed wire fence. The victim was not wearing a helmet and the suspected use of alcohol is a factor in this crash.

Through September 21, preliminary statistics indicate that 545 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2008. This is 82 fewer than reported for this time period in 2007. Of the 409 motor vehicle fatalities, 254 victims were not wearing seat belts. Of the 70 motorcycle fatalities, 43 were not wearing helmets. Eighteen people have been killed in ATV crashes and 17 of those were not wearing helmets. Forty-four pedestrians have been killed. A total of one-hundred and eight fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.

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  • by 4wheelingforlife Location: Turkey Foot Ky on Sep 22, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    Thanks WYMT for providing theses facts.Seems the Atv has got the best record with 18 deaths.More people have died crossing the road and walking than riding these.Having a fellow 4wheeler die this week for a crash where both the road and alcohol was involved[we trail rode almost ever weekend].I still feel a Atv is safe if its ridden right with a helmet and not drinking or using drugs.Some people a never like Atvs or the people that ride them[get a life we dont care]The Atv is here to stay so get over it.The economy the way it is $3.99GAL there will be people riding on the road like it or not.Seems if our great goverment system would use their brains[for once]they could make some needed money.HOW?let people license and insure these vehicles so WE CAN DO IT LEGALLY.Just think they are 10000s of Atvs in this state alone.Woulnt that money help the economy and people COULD BE LEGAL ON THEM but that idea would never work would its to simple.Our goverment never does nothing simple do they


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