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Mon November 30, 2009
Fewer Fatalities On KY Roadways This Year
By Tony McVeigh
Frankfort, KY – As of Sunday, 702 people have died on Kentucky roadways this year. That's 40 less than reported for the same period last year.
Five-hundred-68 of the fatalities were in motor vehicles. Thirty-five were pedestrians. Five were bicyclists.
Seventy-eight of the fatalities involved a motorcycle and 45 of the cyclists were not wearing helmets. Fifteen fatalities involved All Terrain Vehicles and 14 of those riders were not wearing helmets. One death involved a motor scooter.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, four people died in car crashes in Carter, Perry, Warren and Webster counties. Last year, during the holiday period, there were 14 fatalities.