Nelson County (October 5, 2019) – Two people were killed and five others were injured in a collision involving a Dodge Caravan and a Ford Explorer on New Haven Road at Balltown Road. The two fatalities were passengers of a Dodge Caravan, and their names have not been released. The driver and another passenger from the Dodge Caravan were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of their injuries. The driver and two passengers in the other vehicle involved were also taken to a hospital via private vehicle. No word have been given regarding the current conditions of the injured.

According to a report, the crash happened around 2:40 p.m. on Saturday. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office reported that the Dodge Caravan was traveling southbound on New Haven Road. When the van attempted to turn left into a driveway, it collided with a Ford Explorer. There has been no charges issued at the time of writing.

About Car Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victims. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a car accident has resulted in deaths of injuries. Kentucky has been ranked as the 11th most dangerous state for car accidents, with average fatalities listed as 19.38 per 100,000. There are various types of car accidents, all of which can result in damage, injuries, or worse, a loss of life.

Because of this, we ask that everyone should employ caution while driving on the road. Always be alert and conscious of other vehicles and pedestrians on the road. Be wary of hazards such as fixed objects and animals, both of which are dangerous obstacles when struck. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to always drive sober, especially as alcohol is considered a factor in 30% of Kentucky car accident fatalities. By following these rules, we can ensure our own safety as well as the safety of others in our surroundings.

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