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Bad Weather and Poor Loading Cause Trucks to Overturn on KY Highways

Mark K. Gray
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You may have driven by a semi accident scene and been horrified to see a tractor-trailer lying on its side. The sad truth is that trucks are even more likely to overturn in the winter due to slippery roads, low visibility, and sudden swerves to avoid an accident that has already taken place.

Here are just a few Kentucky highways that have seen overturned trucks in the past month:

  • I-75 – During rush hour on January 10, a tractor-trailer carrying canisters of hazardous material overturned on Interstate 75 northbound near mile marker 113. The truck crashed into a police cruiser at the side of the road while the officer was assisting a stopped driver.
  • U.S. 60 – Police have said that the truck that overturned on Lexington Road in Versailles on January 8 was not properly loaded. The truck’s cargo shifted as the driver made a sharp left turn off of the U.S. 60 bypass, causing the trailer to flip on its side.
  • 66 South – In Clay County, the driver of a salt truck was attempting to drive around the site of a two-car collision on the side of Kentucky 66 South on January 2. He skidded on a patch of ice and spun out of control, salt spilling onto the highway as he overturned.

If someone you love was killed when a truck overturned on a Kentucky highway, the attorneys at Gray and White can help you seek justice at no cost to you. Click the link at the top of this page to learn how to avoid common truck crash case mistakes in our FREE report, Critical Information to Know Before Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Kentucky.

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