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Brandenburg, KY – Tractor-Trailer Collision on KY-313 Claims One Life

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Brandenburg, KY (September 2, 2021) – One person has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Meade County. Just before 3 p.m., on August 30, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Kentucky State Highway 313.

Reports provided by the Kentucky State Police show that a 45-year-old male from Golden, Colorado was driving a Buick Encore on Kentucky State Highway 313 when his vehicle collided with a semi-truck tractor-trailer.

The driver of the Buick sustained fatal injuries and was immediately pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the semi-truck was transported to Baptist Health Hardin for injuries. At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are ongoing with the Kentucky State Police.

Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Truck Accidents in Kentucky

Motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of more than 800 people across Kentucky each year. In the Louisville area alone, auto collisions claim the lives of around 100 victims annually.

There are many steps that motorists take to ensure the safety of others sharing the road. However, there is no guarantee that other motorists will pay them the same respect. As a result, we see hundreds of people lose their lives in crashes caused by drivers who engage in negligent actions, including:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Running red lights
  • Driving while impaired
  • Texting while driving
  • Driving recklessly

These and other acts of negligence continue to have a negative impact on families every day across our state. Quite often, bereaved families are left to endure the mental, emotional, and financial impacts that are both immediate and long-term. When distracted, careless, and reckless drivers enter our roadways, they place other motorists at risk.

Should your loved one lose their life in an accident, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Seeking the assistance of a Brandenburg wrongful death attorney as soon as possible can help your family get justice. It is true that there is no amount of compensation that could ever make your family feel whole again after experiencing a sudden and unexpected loss. However, having the resources available to cover the financial burdens that you face moving forward can help alleviate some of the stress you may be forced to endure.

Louisville car accident lawyer Aaron Whaley works diligently to ensure families impacted by fatal collisions are able to protect their legal rights. Attorney Whaley is dedicated to advocating for families to ensure they get justice from those who cause them harm. It is important that families are able to obtain compensation to cover the costs they face moving forward.

Our team strives to help families maximize their recoveries for funeral arrangements, lost earnings, and other damages. If you were injured in an accident, contact Aaron Whaley’s Kentucky personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to see what legal options are available to help you protect your legal rights.

Note: We used outside sources in an effort to create this post. These sources include, but are not limited to, new briefs, police scanners, and first-hand eyewitness accounts.  As a result, the information about the accident described above has not been verified independently by our writing department. If you identify any false information in our post, please let us know right away so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate and pertinent information available. If you would like to have the post removed from our website, please contact us immediately and we will do our best to remove the post in a timely fashion.

Disclaimer: As esteemed members of the local community, we at The Whaley Law Firm are always striving to improve safety for all Kentucky drivers who live and work in our beautiful state. We are, of course, always extremely saddened by these tragic accidents that happen on a daily basis but we do hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers that are lurking at every turn, other members of our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid these crashes. This is not intended to be a solicitation for business.  Please do not misconstrue any of this information as legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 

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