These days, there are more vehicles on the road than ever before. Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is often one of the riskiest activities in the daily lives of many individuals. To reduce this risk, drivers should remain focused and vigilant at all times behind the wheel. Unfortunately, motor vehicle wrecks are one of the most common causes of personal injury in the state of Kentucky.
Crash involving multiple vehicles
Recently, an accident in Carter County involving six total vehicles left several motorists suffering injuries. The crash happened along Interstate 64 near mile marker 166 during the nighttime hours. According to reports, the pileup style crash stretched for more than half a mile, with all six vehicles suffering heavy damage.
Apparently, a number of cars were flipped upside down, with one vehicle losing an engine in the median. Reports said five people total were injured and transported to a hospital. Witnesses said one motorist sustained severe injuries and had to be airlifted to a hospital. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 remained closed for several hours following the pileup.
Roadways in Kentucky will only become more hazardous as populations continue to rise across the state. Sadly, it seems that crashes are almost inevitable these days. Fortunately, when a person suffers personal injury in a wreck caused by the negligence of another party, he or she has the right to take action and contact an experienced attorney. A successful claim could result in much-needed compensation that victims and families could use to recover lost wages and pay any medical expenses that may have occurred because of an unfortunate accident.