Drivers on rural highways through Kentucky must always travel at speeds safe for the conditions. A stopped car or a truck experiencing mechanical issues is a hazard that drivers should spot and slow down to avoid.
When drivers are careless and don’t reduce speed for obstacles on the highway, they can be held fully liable for any collisions they cause.
Man Killed in Grayson County After Stopping to Help Stalled Driver
A man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in western Grayson County late Monday night. WDRB-TV reports the accident happened along the Western Kentucky Parkway near Caneyville on September 5, 2022.
The Kentucky State Police determined that a 49-year-old man from Caneyville had stopped his pickup truck in the slow lane to help protect the driver of a dump truck with mechanical issues. The driver of another approaching pickup truck switched lanes abruptly and rammed the back of the 49-year-old victim’s truck.
The impact sent the victim’s truck into the back of the dump truck. He was killed. The other two drivers involved escaped injury. Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Support for Kentucky Families After a Grayson County Collision
Under Kentucky law, families who lose a loved one in an accident can seek support to help with all costs that stem from a devastating vehicle collision. Families may file an accident claim against the auto insurance provider for an at-fault motorist.
A family that lost a loved one due to a careless driver’s mistake are encouraged to file a wrongful death claim. This claim would seek assistance with funeral costs and ask for help in replacing the income the deceased can no longer provide close relatives in the years to come.
Contact a Kentucky Truck Accident Lawyer
Families can often wonder if they need an attorney after a tragic accident, and the answer is almost always yes. Insurance companies have years of experience and are good at their jobs, which is to offer as little as possible in support or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Contact a Kentucky Traffic Accident Lawyer serving Grayson County victims and families all across Kentucky. We offer a free consultation to victims and family members. It’s a chance to hear about the benefits available to you and how to best force an insurance company to do the right thing and provide fair support.