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Early Warning Signs of Shock After a Major Accident

Published on Jan 17, 2018 at 2:22 pm in Auto Accident.

Immediately following the trauma of a major car accident, it’s possible for victims to go into a state of shock that may or may not be accompanied by symptoms of other injuries. Shock is a life-threatening physical condition that results when there is insufficient blood flow throughout the body.

Shock can lead to more serious complications including oxygen deprivation, heart attack, or even organ damage. If left untreated, a victim experiencing shock may not be able to survive their injuries.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s crucial to keep an eye out for any symptoms of shock as well as keep a close watch on anyone else who was involved in the crash. Shock requires medical attention as soon as possible to restore blood and oxygen flow.

Uber Enters Agreement to Buy 24,000 Self-Driving Cars

Published on Nov 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm in Auto Accident.

While futuristic depictions of cars usually have them flying, we’re entering a new phase of vehicle technology. It might not get wheels off the ground, but that doesn’t make it any less impressive.

The future looks like it’s going to have self-driving cars, and the market is already responding. Volvo is teaming up with Uber to get self-driving cars on the road and ready for use by passengers.

In 2019, Uber plans to purchase 24,000 of Volvo’s self-driving cars and use them instead of human-operated vehicles.

Distracted Driving Infographic: Ending Distracted Driving Stops With Us

Published on Oct 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm in Auto Accident.

We’ve all been distracted while driving. If we miss an offramp while enabling GPS or quickly text a friend when stuck in traffic, we’re distracted. When we’re chatting with a friend in the passenger seat and miss a turn or eat a burger on the way home from work and almost miss seeing a stop sign, we’re distracted.

Some acts of distraction are potentially more dangerous than others, but the bottom line is simple:

Distraction kills.

How Much Can We Rely on Vehicle Safety Technology?

Published on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:17 pm in Auto Accident.

Vehicle safety technology aims to reduce the number of car accidents and keep everyone safer on the road. Common solutions right now include blind spot monitoring systems, lane-keeping systems, automated breaking systems, and parking systems. This technology takes out the chance for human error, which contributes to most car accidents. When a driver is inattentive, misjudges how much space they have, is distracted, or accidentally overcorrects their steering, they can get in a car accident. As more cars include safety technology, there has been a significant decrease in car accidents.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted two tests looking at crash rates for cars with lane-keeping systems and blind spot monitoring. Lane-keeping systems nudge the driver when they start to drift out of their lane, and blind spot monitoring informs the driver of another car in their blind spot. Both systems helped lower the crash rates vs. the cars that did not have those systems. They found that lane-keeping systems lowered rates of sideswipe and head-on crashes by 11 percent. Blind spot monitoring systems helped reduce crash rates by 14 percent. In all, 86 percent of fatal crashes was reduced because of the safety technology.

The Most Dangerous Roads and Interstates in Kentucky

Published on Sep 26, 2017 at 2:04 pm in Auto Accident.

Every year millions of drivers use the thousands of miles of Kentucky roadways to reach their destinations.  Some roads and interstates in Kentucky are more dangerous than others, and the drivers who use them are more likely to experience a crash.  It is important to drive carefully on every Kentucky roadway, but there are a few where it is a good idea to use extra caution.

Interstate-65

Kentucky’s I-65 historically has ranked as one of the most dangerous interstates in America.  In a study evaluating America’s interstates in years 2004-2008, I-65 came in at number 37 on a list of 100 most dangerous interstates.  What makes it so dangerous is its high fatality rate.  Statistically, drivers involved in accidents on I-65 are more likely to suffer severe or fatal injuries.  High speeds, semi-truck to car ratios, and construction are factors that contribute to the danger.