On a recent Saturday, at approximately 12:30 p.m., a Kentucky highway became the scene of a multi-vehicle accident. The collision sent several people to a local hospital with injuries. One of the accident victims was a 74-year-old man who was traveling as part of a funeral procession at the time.
A driver pulled over as the procession passed by
A 25-year-old woman was driving in a southbound lane when she noticed a funeral procession traveling toward her in the opposite lane of traffic. The woman pulled off onto the shoulder of the roadway in order to pause in her travels while the funeral procession passed by. While the woman’s vehicle was idling on the shoulder of the road, an approaching vehicle struck the rear of her car on the driver’s side.
The force of impact sent the moving car airborne
A 48-year-old woman was behind the wheel of the car that struck the vehicle on the side of the road. When her vehicle hit the ground, it went into a roll, which sent it across the yellow line into the northbound lane. The woman’s car struck a vehicle in the funeral procession that was driven by the 74-year-old man. Her car came to a halt on its roof.
The collision resulted in multiple injuries
The older man and two passengers who were in his car at the time were transported to a local hospital for emergency treatment of their injuries. The driver of the car that went airborne was airlifted to a trauma facility. In Kentucky and elsewhere, when a collision occurs involving a vehicle entering an opposing lane of traffic, it is not uncommon for litigation to occur when recovering accident victims seek compensation for damages against those deemed responsible for their injuries.