Tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles are vital to the United States economy. Large commercial vehicles are a convenient and economical way to ship goods across large distances. These days, the economy is booming, so interstate highways that criss-cross the state of Kentucky are constantly flooded with tractor-trailers and other commercial traffic. Sharing crowded highways with these massive vehicles can be a harrowing experience for those in smaller passenger vehicles. Truck accidents seem to be happening more and more in Kentucky.
A recent crash in Marshall County involving three tractor-trailers blocked a major interstate. The accident happened during the overnight hours on Interstate 24 near mile marker 21. According to reports, the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control, possibly due to high winds, and overturned, blocking all eastbound lanes.
Reportedly, two other tractor-trailers were unable to stop in time and collided with the overturned truck. Authorities said a driver of one of the trucks was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. Other vehicles that were caught in traffic tried to cross the median to turn around but became stuck and blocked the westbound lanes, police said. The roadway was shut down for several hours.
Although tractor-trailers are thought of the lifeblood of the economy, they can be very dangerous to share roadways with. Kentucky residents who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones in truck accidents could benefit by seeking the services of a legal representative. A successfully litigated claim may result in deserved compensation to help victims and/or families with any monetary losses that may have occurred due to this traumatic experience.