Munfordville, KY (January 27, 2021) – One Jefferson County resident lost her life on Monday evening in a vehicle collision in Hart County. On January 24, the Kentucky State Police were called to the scene of a crash on Interstate 65.
Reports from authorities show that at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 47-year-old female was driving a 2014 Dodge Avenger north on the interstate collided with a guardrail near mile marker 67. The vehicle then stalled out near the right lane of the roadway.
A semi-truck, operated by a 48-year-old driver, struck the Dodge. The vehicle was subsequently hit by a 2007 GMC SUV, which was driven by a 49-year-old male.
The driver of the Dodge was fatally injured in the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene and pronounced the woman deceased. At this time, the police are investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Kentucky
Semi-truck accidents 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. A fair share of victims end up passing away from accidents right here in our state. These accidents 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 another driver’s actions. Although we are continually 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 and the state of Kentucky to deal with the overwhelming consequences.
Nearly four out of every five accidents in the United States are a result of driver’s actions. When careless, distracted, and reckless drivers enter our roadways, they place other motorists at risk. When victims lose their lives in accidents due to others’ reckless actions, their families must contact a wrongful death attorney in Kentucky to see what legal options may be available for them.
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. It is true that there is truly no amount of compensation that could ever make your family feel whole again after experiencing a sudden and unexpected loss. However, having the resources available to cover the financial burdens that you face moving forward can help alleviate some of the stress you may be forced to endure.
Kentucky truck 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. If you were injured in an accident, contact Aaron Whaley’s Kentucky personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to see what legal options are available to help you protect your legal rights.
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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.