A traffic accident Munfordville involving multiple vehicles sent at least five people to the hospital on June 18, 2018. In total, eyewitnesses claim eight vehicles were involved in this crash.
According to ABC-13 WBKO, this accident took place around noon in the southbound lane of I-65 near the 66-mile marker. There’s currently a great deal of construction happening on the bridge by this marker. To accommodate construction crews, the road in this area changes from three lanes to one.
Allegedly, the driver of a semi-truck in a right lane didn’t properly yield to traffic and struck a Mitsubishi. Since this accident happened in a congested area, six other vehicles were affected by this initial crash. The other cars involved in this crash were as follows: a Nissan Altima, another semi-truck, a Jeep Wrangler, a Ford Ranger, a commercial vehicle, and a Dodge Ram.
The semi-truck that allegedly caused this crash fell into an embankment on the right shoulder. There’s no word on the semi-truck driver’s condition.
One driver involved in this crash was brought to the hospital for serious injuries. Three passengers and one additional driver in other vehicles were also brought to local hospitals with minor injuries.
Devastation of Semi-Truck Accidents
Due to their sheer size and weight, it’s unsurprising semi-truck accidents are amongst the most catastrophic on American roads. Did you know that the average semi-truck weighs about 80,000 pounds, whereas the average car only weighs 3,000 pounds? With this statistics in mind, it should be clear why semi-truck accidents often kill or seriously injure all car drivers involved.
Injured in a Truck Accident? Get The Tiger!
Truck accident cases are very complex cases as there are often multiple responsible parties and trucking companies use sophisticated insurance carriers who do not like to pay out what people are owed after an accident.
People involved in semi-truck crashes almost always need serious medical attention. It’s critical that you have a trusted truck accident lawyer on your side to help you better understand your rights while you’re recovering from an injury. Thankfully, Kaufman & Stigger attorneys have years of experience helping people involved in semi-truck crashes get the compensation they deserve.
Don’t trust big insurance companies to give you the time of day after a major accident. Sadly, most insurers just care about getting you to settle for as little as possible. Only a seasoned attorney can help you recover all the damages you’re owed including medical expenses, time lost at work and pain & suffering.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi-truck crash anywhere in Kentucky or southern Indiana, contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation.