FRANKFORT, KY (12/5/11) – Preliminary statistics indicate that ten people died in ten separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.
Eight of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and four of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Adair, Butler, Christian, Daviess, Fayette, Jefferson (2) and Lyon counties. The suspected use of alcohol was a factor in the Fayette, Daviess and Jefferson county crashes.
Two pedestrian-involved crashes occurred in Jefferson County.
Through Dec. 4, 2011, preliminary statistics indicate that 668 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2011. This is forty-nine less fatalities than reported for the same time period in 2010. There have been 526 motor vehicle fatalities and 272 of those victims were not wearing seat belts. Fifty-nine of those crashes involved a commercial motor vehicle. Sixty-one crashes involved a motorcycle and thirty-four victims were not wearing helmets. Twenty-five crashes involved an ATV and twenty-one victims were not wearing helmets. Fifty crashes involved pedestrians and two involved a bicycle. Two crashes involved a scooter and two involved a horse-drawn vehicle. A total of one hundred ten fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.
These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas. Crash data for this report is generated from the Kentucky Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).
Information provided by Stu Recke
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