Louisville, KY (August 24, 2021) – A semi-truck collision claimed the lives of two victims, according to local law enforcement. At around 9:30 a.m., on August 22, the Louisville Metro Police Department was notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a collision on Interstate 65.
Reports from the LMPD show that a Jeep was traveling on Interstate 65 near the Bullitt County line when it became involved in a collision with a semi-truck tractor-trailer.
The impact of the crash caused the Jeep to continue forward and strike a second 18-wheeler.
The driver and three passengers were all ejected from the Jeep.
Two victims were pronounced deceased at the scene. The victims were identified as a 28-year-old male and a 26-year-old male, both from the Louisville area.
Two others were rushed to local hospitals where they were admitted for emergency medical care.
At this time, the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the two men who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Louisville, Kentucky
Motor vehicle collisions 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 the Louisville area alone, auto collisions claim the lives of around 100 victims annually. Although we are frequently enacting laws to protect motorists traveling throughout the state, we continue to see victims harmed at an increasing rate.
Far too often, drivers engage in distracting activities like talking or texting, switching the channels on their radios, or eating while behind the wheel. As a result, they take their eyes off the road. Studies have found that over 80% of accidents are a result of a driver’s actions behind the wheel.
When victims lose their lives in collisions, due to the reckless actions of others, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Louisville to see what legal options may be available for them. You may have legal options available to help your family move forward after enduring the loss of a loved one.
Louisville car accident attorney Aaron Whaley strives to help grieving families who are impacted by fatal collisions to ensure their legal rights are protected after experiencing an unexpected loss. Attorney Whaley is dedicated to advocating for families to ensure they get justice from those who cause them harm.
The Whaley Law Firm provides knowledgeable and responsive legal representation to ensure that the person responsible for your loved one’s fatal accident is held accountable for their actions. Attorney Whaley stops at nothing to ensure bereaved families collect full and fair compensation for funeral expenses, medical treatment, lost earnings, and various other damages they face. Contact our injury law firm in Louisville at (502) 583-4022 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team 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.