According to the Kentucky State Police, an Eddyville man died after his pickup truck was involved in a tractor-trailer accident. Witness say at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, the eastbound pickup truck crossed the centerline of U.S. 62 in Lyon County. The pickup truck was then struck by the oncoming westbound tractor-trailer. The impact happened at the 13.5-mile point of U.S. 62. Troopers say the victim was not wearing his seat belt. Kentucky State Police report that alcohol is not involved in the accident. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2014. Distracted driving is an epidemic in the United States. Thousands of innocent Americans are losing their lives due to the negligence of others. Many are distracted by texting and cell phone use, eating and drinking and talking to passengers.
If you have lost a loved one due to the misconduct of another person, even if it was unintentional, you may have a wrongful death claim. Losing a loved one not only can be devastating but can also be a financial burden. Contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today to receive a free consultation from one of St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys. We are a compassionate and professional family firm and can help you through this difficult time. We can assist you with your claims process and handle all of the paperwork. We will perform a thorough liability investigation and negotiate a settlement and even using litigation if necessary.