Tractor-trailers are massive, and these big rigs can be very dangerous for those traveling in smaller passenger vehicles. Today, there are more commercial trucks on the road than ever before in Kentucky and throughout the United States. As a result, more truck accidents are happening. Recently, an accident involving a tractor-trailer seriously injured one man and killed another.
The crash happened during the early morning hours on Interstate 69 near the Marshall-Graves County line. According to reports, a tractor-trailer loaded with crushed cars was traveling south when the driver entered the median. Apparently, the driver tried the steer back onto the roadway and the large trailer overturned, blocking the southbound lanes.
Reports said a southbound vehicle was unable to stop and collided with the overturned trailer. Reportedly, the driver of that vehicle suffered very serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. Tragically, the driver of the tractor-trailer was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, authorities said. According to police, the roadway was blocked for nearly seven hours.
The interstates and major highways that criss-cross the state of Kentucky are heavily utilized by tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. Any accident with one of these massive trucks has a greater risk of being fatal. Those in Kentucky who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in truck accidents may want to consider discussing the matter with a legal representative. By filing a lawsuit, victims and families could receive substantial compensation to help with medical expenses and other monetary losses.