These days, highways across the state of Kentucky are heavily utilized by tractor-trailers and other large commercial vehicles. It goes without saying that the massive size of tractor-trailers make them very dangerous and intimidating for motorists in passenger vehicles. However, it is not only the size of these big trucks that make them dangerous. Tractor-trailers are often used to transport fuels, oil and other hazardous materials. When truck accidents occur, it is not uncommon for trucks to overturn and spill the contents of their trailers onto the road, creating dangerous conditions for other motorists.
Recently in Louisville, a truck overturned and spilled grease all over the roadway, sparking other accidents and major traffic delays. The incident happened in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 during the afternoon hours. According to reports, a southbound tractor-trailer hit a bridge wall, causing the vehicle to overturn.
Reports said the tractor-trailer was hauling a load of grease, and the grease spilled out onto the roadway. Authorities said there were injuries reported as a result of the crash. Apparently, traffic was already backed up in the area due to nearby construction and the truck crash added to the traffic woes.
Although truck drivers are required to undergo training and obtain special licenses, they are human and will make mistakes. Those in Kentucky who have suffered injuries or loss in truck accidents could benefit from discussions with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed financial relief to help victims and families recover from such a terrible experience.