Drivers in the United States are typically aware that they need to be constantly vigilant while driving to ensure that they are able to quickly respond to changing conditions or another vehicle that suddenly veers into their path. Unfortunately, some drivers may act unpredictably, making it difficult for others on the roadway to respond. In fact, a driver in Kentucky now faces criminal charges after police say he caused a car accident that resulted in two fatalities.
The incident happened on a day in early January. Reports indicate that a 39-year-old male was headed west when he attempted to cross the northbound lanes of US 27. Unfortunately, his vehicle is said to have collided with a northbound vehicle as he did so.
Two women in the northbound vehicle, a 59-year-old and a 56-year-old, reportedly died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision. The driver of the first vehicle and his young passenger were not injured. The man has since been charged with endangerment, failure to use a child restraint and operating under the influence.
The unexpected loss of a family member is devastating, both emotionally and financially. Because many people are — understandably — unprepared for such a loss, they may feel that they have no options for financial relief except to seek help from their community through fundraising webpages, for example. However, there are legal remedies available to those who have lost a loved in a car accident. Many people in Kentucky have found that an initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney is the first step in the path toward recompense.