The economy in the United States is expanding, and with this economic expansion comes a greater need for transporting products and merchandise. Businesses in Kentucky and all over the country rely heavily on large trucks such as tractor-trailers to ship goods on a daily basis. The number of tractor-trailers on roadways across the nation is increasing due to the healthy economy. These massive trucks are forced to share interstates and highways with smaller vehicles. Due to the sheer size of these big rigs, truck accidents involving smaller vehicles are likely to be more damaging and result in fatalities.
A recent crash near Frankfort involving a tractor-trailer claimed the lives of two people. The three-vehicle accident happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 during the morning hours. According to reports, a truck was stopped on a bridge when a car pulled next to the truck and also stopped. Reports said a tractor-trailer traveling the same direction was unable to stop and slammed into both vehicles.
Tragically, the drivers of the car and the truck were both killed in the violent collision, authorities said. The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, reports said. Police are still investigating the accident.
According to recent statistics, fatal truck accidents happen nearly 11 times a day in the United States. Kentucky families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in an accident such as this could benefit from discussions with a legal representative. A successfully litigated claim could provide much-needed compensation to help families during this tragic experience.