A three-vehicle accident allegedly took the life of a Clark County, Kentucky couple last month. According to reports of the accident, Joseph and Donna Mathis were traveling southbound on US-68 around 4:45 p.m. on Sunday June 23, 2013.
Reports of the accident indicate that Robert Kidd was driving his truck northbound on US-68 in Mason County at about the same time that the Mathis couple was driving southbound. Mr. Kidd’s vehicle was reportedly hit from behind by a truck. The collision allegedly caused Mr. Kidd’s vehicle to go into the southbound lanes and collide with the Mathis’ vehicle.
Both Joseph Mathis and Donna Mathis were pronounced dead at the accident scene. Mr. Kidd was flown to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. He was reported to be in fair condition the day following this multivehicle crash. A passenger in Mr. Kidd’s car was taken to Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Mason County for treatment. He was released from the hospital. There was not an immediate report of injury to the third driver.
In 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 8,092 truck collisions in Kentucky. Seventy-seven of those collisions were fatal, and 1,268 of those collisions resulted in injuries. Overall, there were 83 people killed and 1,832 people injured in 2011 Kentucky truck wrecks.
Our Kentucky wrongful death lawyers extend our sincere condolences the family and friends of Joseph and Donna Mathis, and our best wishes go to Robert Kidd for a full and fast recovery from his accident injuries.