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Tragic Crash Kills One on Interstate 65 in Louisville, Kentucky, (KY)


July 29, 2020

LOUISVILLE, KY- Wdrb.com writes that one individual died and another sustained injuries in a crash on Interstate 65 this week. The incident occurred on the Lincoln Bridge in the evening. The car was traveling on Interstate 64 west when it collided with a concrete wall before striking a pole close to the ramp leading onto Interstate 65 north.*

The victim, identified as a 41-year-old man, died in the wreck. Reports indicate that he was the one driving the car. A woman in the vehicle suffered severe injuries but is currently stable. 

Officers suspect that the vehicle was speeding prior to the deadly collision. The ramps leading to the bridge were blocked while investigators worked at the scene. 

While speeding is a common traffic violation, it is also a potentially deadly one. In 2018, 9,378 people lost their lives in collisions in which speed was a factor. In some cases, speed can lead to crashes even when drivers are not violating posted speed limits. It is important for motorists to remember that it is their responsibility to slow down in bad weather or other situations in which the road conditions are not optimal. Of course, when a driver speeds, they endanger not only themselves but also every other person on and near the road. Speeding leads to a greater risk that the driver will lose control of his or her car, and reduces the ability of vehicle protective features from working to keep occupants safe in the event of a collision. If an emergency occurs, speeding drivers will often not be capable of slowing or stopping their car quickly enough to avoid causing a crash. 

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or a family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Sources:

https://www.wdrb.com/news/1-in-critical-condition-after-accident-on-kennedy-bridge-metrosafe-says/article_be08e964-cfa2-11ea-96b5-7bb59003d48f.html

https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding

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