A crossover accident has occurred on Ky. 52 near the Madison and Estill County boarder. Reports specify that a 1999 Ford Taurus, driven by Roy T. Burgess of Irvine, Kentucky, crossed over the center line in the road and struck an on-coming 1998 Volkswagen, driven by Steven Skaggs of Jeffersonville, Kentucky. The crash killed Burgess, who was 63 years old. Skaggs and his passenger, Jillian Willoughby, suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital.
Additionally injured, after the accident, was a Kentucky State Police Officer who was taking pictures of the scene of the crash. He was struck by another emergency vehicle and was taken to the hospital also.
This is a case where Skaggs and Willoughby will have injury claims against the Estate of Burgess and his insurance company for the injuries Burgess caused after crossing into the lane of on-coming traffic. They will be able to make claims for lost wages, medical bills, and pain & suffering, related to the car crash. Additionally, the Police officer, who was subsequently injured will have injury claims against the driver of the vehicle that hit him.
For more information on the rights of people injured in car accidents, contact the Ackerson Law Offices and Kentucky personal injury attorney Brent T. Ackerson for a free consultation at (502) 882-5176 or email Brent by by clicking here.