Those who were navigating traffic on a Kentucky roadway on a recent Friday had no way of knowing a tragedy would occur. There was reportedly construction going on in the area, which was causing the flow of traffic to slow and stop at random times. It was during a change in the flow of traffic that a collision occurred.
Traffic slowed down, moments before disaster struck
A 22-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a car that was traveling in a line of traffic when cars started slowing down, apparently because of the nearby construction that was taking place. A vehicle was approaching the woman’s car from behind when it struck her bumper, then pulled off to the side of the road. The impact of the crash rendered the woman’s vehicle disabled, so she was stuck in the middle of the roadway.
Truck driver did not stop in time
Witnesses say that cars coming from behind began to swerve to avoid hitting the woman’s car. However, a U-Haul box truck crashed into her, causing further severe vehicle damage. Rescuers arrived at the scene and transported the woman to a nearby hospital. Sadly, she was later pronounced dead.
Collision had a tragic end
Neither the U-Haul truck driver nor the driver of the first vehicle that hit the woman’s car suffered any injuries. In similar Kentucky collisions in the past, cases like this have often led to litigation when a family member of a fatally injured accident victim has filed a wrongful death claim against a driver deemed responsible for a loved one’s death. In such cases, a plaintiff is tasked with providing evidence to the court to show that a driver was negligent and that his or her negligence was a direct cause of the victim’s death.