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Olive Hill – One Person Hospitalized Due to Semi Truck Crash on Interstate 64

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 2:25 am    

Olive Hill (October 8, 2019) – One person was taken to a hospital as a result of a semi truck that jackknifed on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 64 near mile marker 150. No other details regarding the injured person has been included in the report. It appears that no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The accident occurred around 3 a.m. The circumstances and causes of the crash has not been reported. The scene was cleared up before 5:30 a.m., but the incident caused traffic to be backed up into Rowan County.

About Truck Accidents

Vehicle accidents that involve heavy vehicles such as trucks carry a high risk of injuries and fatalities. There are several types of trucks, which are different in weight, purpose and the risks they pose to others when a crash occurs. However, most trucks are generally used for transportation over large distances. These can contribute to two risks in crashes, which are vehicle or driver fatigue. When a truck is being used to transport other objects, such as towed cars, fuel tankers or the like, there is also the risk of the transported item coming loose and falling onto the road. As it is, we ask all truck drivers to follow safety standards when it comes to their vehicles. Additionally, motorists sharing the road with trucks should keep in mind that trucks have less visibility and maneuverability, and always keep safe distance from these vehicles.  By following these rules, we can ensure not only our own safety, but the safety of others in our surroundings.

If someone you love suffered severe injuries or died in an accident, you may be uncertain of where to look for help. The Lexington injury lawyers of Hare Wynn have helped many people through the process of fighting for the compensation they need, and are ready to be your champions as well. Contact us at (859) 279-0561 to speak with an attorney today.

Note: Hare Wynn has experience handling many types of accident cases, many of which we report on through this blog. You never get used to hearing about the consequences of serious injuries and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. These postings are put together using available information sourced from recent news articles. As more information is uncovered, sources are often updated. Should information within our posting be outdated or untrue, please contact us so that we may update our posting.

Disclaimer: Serious injuries and fatalities are sensitive topics. The goal of this posting is to improve general awareness of catastrophic accidents and injuries so fewer families have to suffer through their consequences. Hopefully, our blog gives readers knowledge they can use to avoid being injured in a serious accident. Content on our blog is not legal advice.

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