A head-on collision reported on Sunday evening in the Louisville area claimed the lives of a young child and two adults. Just before midnight on September 6, officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on the Sherman Minton Bridge.
Reports provided by local news sources indicate that a KIA SUV was driving across the Sherman Minton Bridge on Interstate 64 when their vehicle collided head-on with a second vehicle. The crash caused a chain-reaction crash involving two other vehicles on the bridge.
The driver of the SUV was killed instantly in the accident. The driver of the second vehicle, as well as a 4-year-old passenger, were both fatally injured. All three victims were immediately pronounced deceased at the scene by responding officers. No other injuries were reported.
At this time, the police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the three victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Car 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.
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 car accident attorney takes great pride in helping grieving families protect their legal rights and secure the compensation they need moving forward. Attorney Aaron 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.