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Kentucky Traffic Accident Deaths, Injuries Dropped in 2011

Published on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm in Auto Accident.

The number of people killed or injured in Kentucky car crashes dropped in 2011 when compared with 2010, according to data collected by the Kentucky State Police.

Kentucky Traffic AccidentsIn 2010, Kentucky saw 694 people lose their lives in fatal traffic accidents on Kentucky roads. This number includes not only car accidents, but also collisions with motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. In 2011, however, the number dropped to 670, a decrease of 3.5 percent.

The number of injuries suffered in Kentucky car accidents also went down between 2010 and 2011. In 2010, 24,762 injuries were reported, compared to 24,196 injuries in 2011, and representing a decrease of 2.3 percent. The number of accidents that took place on parking lots or other private property also dropped 1.3 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to the state police report.

These decreases are even more impressive when one realizes that, overall, the number of accidents on public roads in Kentucky actually increased slightly between 2010 and 2011. In total, 68 more accidents were reported in 2011 than 2010, representing an increase of 0.1 percent. However, even this increased amount of accidents resulted in fewer deaths and injuries.

Improved vehicle safety and increased driver awareness have both reduced the number of deaths and injuries on Kentucky roads, but too many Kentucky residents still pay a high price when a crash occurs. If you’ve been hurt in a Kentucky car accident, Kentucky car crash lawyer Tad Thomas can help you learn more about your legal rights and options.

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After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

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