Louisville, KY (March 19, 2024) – Two firefighters were hurt in a crash that happened in Louisville on the morning of Friday, March 15. 

In a news release concerning the crash, the Kentucky State Police reported that the wreck took place at around 6:16 a.m. near the 32 mile marker on Interstate 71. A Lake Jericho Fire Department truck was traveling north on the interstate responding to a crash when they attempted to pull into the median in order to make it to the southbound lanes. While doing so, a semi-truck struck the rear of the fire truck. Two firefighters were transported to the hospital from the scene in order to be treated for injuries they sustained in the wreck. The semi driver did not sustain any injuries. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims. 

Kentucky Car Accidents 

Kentucky traffic accidents happen every single day. On average, the state sees approximately 150,000 traffic collisions per year. Approximately 25,000 of these end in injuries and over 700 end in fatalities. Unfortunately, most of these crashes are preventable and caused by the negligent actions of drivers. 

Driver negligence has become the main cause of the majority of car accidents in the United States and throughout the state of Kentucky. Each year, over 90% of reported car accidents in the US are caused by negligent driving. Drivers who operate their vehicles while distracted, intoxicated, fatigued, or at unsafe speeds put their own lives at risk and risk the lives of everyone on the road. 

If you or someone you love have been hurt in a crash caused by negligence, you should contact a car crash lawyer in Louisville who can help you recover. At the Byrnes Law Office, we work around the clock to help crash victims and their loved ones recover from the damages that were imposed upon them by negligent drivers.

Contact our law office at 502-364-2500 to learn about how we can help you at this time. We can build you a strong legal claim that proves another person’s fault in the cause of your accident while we aggressively negotiate with the insurance company for you. Please do not hesitate to contact our firm to learn more about how we can help you at this time.