November 8, 2011 – Shelbyville, Ky. – On Wednesday, October 13, an accident that left a driver fatally injured and another on the run was reported on WAVE 3.
The victim, Matthew Hensley, 34, was driving on Interstate 64 when he became involved in what appeared to be a road rage altercation with another driver, according to reports.
The unknown driver of the red truck hit his brakes when Hensley’s Explorer was too close, causing him to veer sharply into the right emergency lane. His vehicle flipped several times before coming to a rest on the shoulder. Hensley’s injuries were fatal, and the driver of the red truck left the scene.
Shelby County sheriff’s deputies had put out a call to the public for help in locating the driver of a red work or pickup truck involved in the fatal accident but have yet to find the suspect.
Incidents similar to this one are why having uninsured motorist coverage is extremely important. This extra coverage can protect you and your family in the event the driver at fault has no insurance or they leave the scene.
In a case of a hit and run driver, your only recourse may be your own insurance policy. Remember that serious car accidents can cause expensive injuries and losses – financial burdens you shouldn’t have to deal with.
Based on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.
As a service to our readers, we will occasionally publish blogs about serious or fatal traffic accidents in our region. We do this to raise awareness of the types of conditions and factors that commonly lead to severe injuries or death as a result of Kentucky vehicle accidents.
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