Tractor-trailers are often very intimidating to other drivers who share Kentucky roadways with these large commercial vehicles. Due to the massive size of these trucks, any kind of collision with a tractor-trailer will do enormous damage. Although truck drivers are required to pass special exams and undergo hours of training, they can still make mistakes. Unfortunately, those involved in truck accidents are at a higher risk for serious injury or death.
Recently in Lexington, two drivers lost their lives in an accident with involving a tractor-trailer. The crash happened around noon on Georgetown Road. According to police, the trailer become detached from the truck and traveled into oncoming traffic.
Reports say the trailer crashed into two cars. Tragically, the drivers of both cars were killed in the collision, authorities said. Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was uninjured and was cooperating with investigation efforts. Reportedly, the road was closed for several hours after the accident.
As the need to transport goods increases, more and more tractor-trailers are sharing roadways with passenger vehicles. Anytime these large trucks are in such close proximity to other vehicles, truck accidents become more likely. Although some of these accidents are completely unavoidable, just understanding the danger associated with semitrailers and other large commercial vehicles can be an important factor in preventing crashes. Victims and families in Kentucky who have suffered injury or loss in accidents with tractor-trailers or other commercial vehicles should consult a legal representative. A successful claim could result in vital compensation during this time of need.