While almost any type of collision may have the potential to carry dire or even fatal results, the risks involved may only increase in severity with the presence of larger vehicles. With vehicles such as RVs, a collision that might otherwise lead to minor vehicle damage could instead prompt a chain of events that may place the safety of everyone involved in jeopardy. A recent car accident that began when an RV rear-ended a pickup truck has reportedly claimed the life of a man in Kentucky.
Law enforcement agents say they responded to the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash just before noon on a recent Tuesday. Reports indicate that for reasons that remain under investigation, the driver of an RV suddenly crashed into the rear end of a nearby pickup truck. The initial impact forced the truck to lurch forward and collide with a third vehicle.
Reports indicate that the driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the site of the incident. Authorities say that the driver of the third vehicle was taken to a medical facility for treatment of minor injuries. No further information was provided as to why the driver of the RV might have failed to stop in time to avoid causing the crash and authorities have advised that the investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
Fatal car accident
There could be few things in life as daunting as suffering the loss of someone close in a car accident, especially if the incident stems from the actions of another party. Individuals in Kentucky who suffer an untimely loss under such scenarios may choose to speak with an attorney for guidance on their available legal avenues and the next steps to take. While there might be nothing that can change what took place, a successful legal claim could bring much-needed restitution during a challenging time in life.