A tragic, heartbreaking auto accident in Daviess County last Saturday night left 3 children dead and 1 child seriously injured. WAVE 3 News reports that a 32-year-old woman was traveling in a Chevy Tahoe with 7 passengers on KY 56, when she swerved to avoid another vehicle that was partially in her lane. As a result of overcorrecting to avoid the oncoming vehicle, the Tahoe left the highway and crashed into a bean field. Four children were reported by troopers to be unrestrained and were thrown from the vehicle.
Tragically, 2 of the ejected children (ages 10 and 13) were pronounced dead on the scene, while a 3rd child (age 12) passed away later at the hospital. The 4th ejected child (age 7) is reported to be in critical condition at Kosair Hospital in Louisville. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that 3 other children in the SUV as well as the driver were all wearing seatbelts and survived the accident.
Tragedies take place every day as a result of the split-second decisions and reactions we make behind the wheel. Please keep these things in mind to keep yourself, your passengers and other people on the roadway safe:
None of the items above are legal advice, nor do they guarantee you will avoid an accident every time you use them, but a little bit of caution and care can go a long way in keeping you and your passengers safer on the road.