On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents on Monday, April 9, 2012

A car is not a toy, and when drivers make even slight mistakes there can be tragic outcomes. One recent car accident in Kentucky left one woman dead and five people injured.

The accident happened in nearby Walton on April 4 around 4:15 in the afternoon. According to authorities, a vehicle was driving south on the Dixie Highway when they crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle.

The driver of the northbound vehicle, a 36-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Her two children were taken to the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati to be treated for their injuries. Another 39-year-old woman was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. She was taken to University Hospital in Cincinnati. According to one report, the 36-year-old mother and her children were not wearing seatbelts.

The southbound driver, a 21-year-old woman, and her passenger, a 28-year-old man, were also injured in the crash. Authorities, however, say their injuries are not life threatening.

Drivers in Kentucky and elsewhere must be cautious and attentive. This accident shows how quickly an afternoon drive can turn into a tragedy.

It is not known if any criminal charges will be filed against the southbound driver. However, the victim’s family may be able to file a lawsuit for their tragic loss and to cover the cost of medical care for the woman’s two children. When a driver’s reckless actions cause harm to others they should be held responsible in every aspect of the law.

Source: Kentucky Post, “One killed in two-car crash on Dixie Highway,” April 5, 2012