A fatal accident has occurred in Southern Indiana involving a semi tractor trailer and a Chevy cavalier. Police reports state that prior to the accidents they had received calls about the Chevy Cavalier, which was traveling south bound on I-65, traveling at a high rate of speed and swerving on the road. Shortly thereafter, the Chevy Cavalier crossed the expressway median and struck a semi head-on. The Chevy’s speed is estimated at 90 miles per hour. Police state that the impact was so violent that the Cavalier was torn in two and blocked both north and south bound lanes for 5 hours. Police are stating that Alcohol is a suspected factor.
In Kentucky, drunk driving accidents happen too frequently. Drivers who drive after consuming alcohol risk lives and should be held accountable for the accidents they cause. Not only are drunk drivers criminally prosecuted, but when they cause injury to others, they become civilly liable also to the injured people and the families of the injured. Civil lawsuits against drunk drivers can recovery medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, and in the event that they kill someone, the deceased family can bring a wrongful death lawsuit also.
For more information on the rights of people injured or killed in Kentucky by drunk drivers, contact the Ackerson Law Offices and injury & wrongful death attorney Brent T. Ackerson for a free consultation. You can also contact Brent on line by by clicking hereto email him.