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Louisville, KY – Multi-Vehicle Crash on I-71 near I-264 Takes Man’s Life

Cars stopped at a traffic light waiting to proceed through an intersection.

Louisville, KY (July 28, 2021) – One man lost his life following a motor vehicle accident in the Louisville area. Just before 7 a.m., on July 26, emergency crews were notified that a traffic-related incident on Interstate 71 required assistance.

Reports from the Louisville Metro police show that a collision between multiple vehicles blocked the northbound side of Interstate 71 in the area of Interstate 264. The incident caused major delays in the area as crews responded to the scene and closed all lanes of the highway.

A 65-year-old male involved in the accident sustained severe injuries. He was rushed to University Hospital where he later passed away from his injuries. No other injuries were reported. At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the police in Louisville.

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 Car Accidents in Louisville, Kentucky

Motor vehicle collisions claim the lives of more than 700 people across Kentucky each year. These incidents are often devastating, leaving grieving families to deal with sudden end-of-life arrangements and an array of unexpected changes. Unfortunately, many victims end up suffering fatal injuries as a result of other motorists’ actions. Although we are constantly enacting laws to protect people traveling throughout the state, we continue to see innocent people injured at an increasing rate.

When distracted, careless, and reckless drivers enter our roadways, they place other drivers and passengers at risk. Regrettably, nearly four out of every five traffic-related incidents in the United States are a result of driver’s actions. When people lose their lives in accidents, due to the reckless actions of others, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Kentucky to see what legal options may be available for them. Working with a compassionate and experienced 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. In some cases, families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face as they move forward following the loss of a loved one.

Kentucky car accident attorney  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 so they can collect the compensation they need for funeral arrangements, lost wages, and other damages resulting from their accidents. Our responsive legal team works diligently to ensure families impacted by fatal collisions are able to protect their legal rights by advocating on their behalf to ensure their best interests are reflected throughout the entire legal process. If you were injured in an accident, contact Aaron Whaley’s Kentucky personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to see how what legal options are available to help you protect your legal rights. Do not wait to get started on your case. Contact the Whaley Law Firm today to see how we can help you get justice.

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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