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Smithfield, KY – Three Children Injured in Truck Crash on Highway 153 (Lake Jericho Rd) near I-71

A dump truck going down a Kentucky highway

Smithfield, KY (November 3, 2021) – Several children were hospitalized following an accident on Monday evening in Henry County, according to reports. Just before 5 p.m., on November 1, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of an accident on Highway 153 (Lake Jericho Rd).

Reports from authorities show that a dump truck was traveling south on Highway 153. The vehicle exited the right side of the highway. As the vehicle re-entered near Interstate 71, the dump truck crossed over the center line and crashed into a Cadillac SUV, which was traveling east on the roadway.

The driver of the dump truck sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Three children inside the SUV were also injured. All three children were rushed to a local hospital for emergency medical care.

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

Truck Accidents in Kentucky

Collisions across Kentucky leave more than 7,000 people injured each year. When semi-trucks are involved, the chances of catastrophic injuries are significantly increased. The fact that semi-trucks can weigh more than 15-times the amount of most passenger vehicles means they are more likely to cause severe damage to other vehicles during crashes.

Victims who are involved in accidents are often left with serious injuries. In many cases, people harmed in accidents are required to undergo emergency medical care. Thousands of people have to spend time off work to recover and go through months of therapy for their injuries every year following crashes in our state. In some cases, victims never fully recover from their injuries and are left to deal with overwhelming mental, physical, and financial consequences.

Although money will not take away your injuries, it can help to make the process of moving forward less stressful. Reaching out to a Smithfield truck accident lawyer can make a big difference when it comes to your chances of getting justice.

Smithfield Personal Injury Lawyer

Attorney Aaron Whaley at The Whaley Law Firm works diligently to assist victims with moving forward after suffering injuries in serious truck accidents due to the negligence of other drivers. Our Louisville personal injury attorney firmly believes that innocent victims should never be forced to endure financial hardships due to the reckless, malicious, and negligent actions of other drivers. Attorney Whaley stops at nothing to ensure victims collect full and fair compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and various other damages they face.

Our lawyer will help you determine the best legal option available to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact our Kentucky personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how our team can help you. By meeting with our law firm as soon as possible, we can review the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the best legal option available to get you the justice and compensation you deserve.

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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