Louisville, KY (February 17, 2021) – One person has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Louisville on Tuesday. At approximately 8 a.m., on February 16, emergency crews were requested to provide assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.
Reports from the Kentucky State Police show that a patrol vehicle was assisting at the scene of a crash on Interstate 65 near exit 5, just north of Horse Cave in Hart County when the incident occurred. Reports show that a semi-truck was involved in a crash that blocked two of the three lanes of the interstate. Police responded to the scene and parked their cruisers behind the vehicle to block the road. While waiting, a Volvo crashed into the cruisers and the semi-truck.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as a 23-year-old from Richmond, was fatally injured. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The two troopers were transported to a local hospital for further assistance.
At this time, investigations to determine the cause of the crash are underway with the Kentucky State Police.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Kentucky
Motor vehicle accidents continue to have an overwhelming impact on families throughout our state. Each year, hundreds of people are fatally injured in traffic-related accidents throughout the state of Kentucky. In Louisville alone, traffic-related incidents claim the lives of around 100 people. Although we are constantly enacting laws to protect motorists traveling throughout the state, we continue to see victims injured at an increasing rate. These incidents continue to increase in frequency and severity, leaving families throughout Jefferson County to deal with the overwhelming consequences. Semi-truck accidents, in particular, often result in severe and catastrophic injuries. In fact, more than 3,900 people lose their lives in truck collisions each year across our state.
Statistics show that more than 80% of all traffic collisions are a result of driver negligence. When drivers speed, drive impaired or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they place others sharing the road at risk. When people lose their lives due to these unfortunate circumstances, their families may have legal options available. Surviving relatives should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Kentucky as soon as possible.
Working with a knowledgeable and compassionate legal team will ensure that your family is able to hold those at-fault accountable for their actions and get the justice you deserve for your loved one. Although we understand that no amount of compensation could ever make our clients whole again after experiencing a sudden and unexpected loss, having the resources available to cover the financial burdens moving forward can help alleviate some of the stress families endure.
At The Whaley Law Firm, our Kentucky truck accident attorney takes great pride in helping grieving families protect their legal rights and secure the compensation they need moving forward. Attorney Whaley advocates on behalf of victims and their families to make sure justice is served. Providing aggressive legal representation while people compassionate to the needs of families ensures The Whaley Law Firm is able to help families maximize their recoveries. Contact our Kentucky personal injury attorney at (502) 583-4022 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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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.