Semi-Truck Crash On I-64 Injures Multiple Drivers
A two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck injured numerous people in Louisville on July 7, 2018.
According to Wave3 News, this crash happened before 3:30PM on Interstate 64 eastbound close Clark Station Road’s 22-mile marker. First-responders say many people were injured in this crash, but nobody was killed. All left lanes on I-64 near this crash were closed for about two hours.
Police are still investigating the cause of this accident. Anyone with information should give the Louisville Police Department a call.
Truck Accidents in Kentucky
The Kentucky State Police’s latest Traffic Collision Report showed that 10,087 trucks were involved in crashes in 2016. 97 of these crashes were fatal and over 1,400 caused serious injuries.
The most common reason for truck collisions was defective brakes. Study authors also note that defective headlights, steering issues, and tire failure were frequent contributing factors in these crashes.
In total, there were 763 fatal car crashes in Kentucky in 2016. That’s almost a 10 percent increase from 2015’s numbers. Analysts also said that nonfatal collisions rose by 5 percent from 23,803 in 2015 to 25,004 in 2016.
The most common crash type in the Bluegrass State was hitting another moving vehicle, which accounted for 65 percent of total collisions. 41 percent of crashes involving moving vehicles were fatal. The second most common and most fatal collision type was hitting a stationary object. These crashes accounted for 22 percent of total collisions and 35 percent of traffic fatalities.
Anyone can read Kentucky State Police’s Traffic Collision Report online on this official website.
Do you need a Truck Accident Lawyer?
If you or a loved one is ever injured by a negligent truck driver, it is extremely important that you speak to a seasoned truck accident lawyer. Truck accident cases often involve multiple parties such as the truck driver, truck owner and/or trucking company. Trucking company’s insurers have highly experienced attorneys representing them, and you should too.
If you think that a negligent party contributed to your injuries, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC. For your complimentary and confidential consultation please call (800) 937-8443. You will be connected directly with one of our attorneys.