Louisville, KY (June 24, 2024) – Two people lost their lives after a head-on collision occurred in Louisville. Reports from authorities show the wreck happened on Interstate 265 near the Preston Highway. Police responded to a call made around 3:40 a.m. concerning the wreck. A pickup truck was headed east on the interstate when it struck a second pickup truck head-on, causing both vehicles to catch fire. Okolona Fire and EMS responded to the scene and worked to extinguish the flames quickly. Two lives were taken due to the wreck; however, they have not been identified at this time. Police in Louisville are still investigating. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims.

Kentucky Car Wrecks

Kentucky car crashes occur daily. Every year, the state sees more than 150,000 traffic accidents, about 25,000 of which cause injuries. Sadly, around 700 people end up losing their lives each year due to Kentucky car accidents. Unfortunately, the majority of these accidents are preventable and caused by driver negligence.

Negligent driving has become the main cause of most of the reported car wrecks in the United States and across the state of Kentucky. Every year, more than 90% of the car crashes reported in the United States are caused by negligent driving, according to information provided by the National Highway Traffic Highway Association. Drivers who get behind the wheel while distracted, fatigued, intoxicated, or while traveling at unsafe speeds risk their own lives and also the lives of everyone on the road.

Negligent driving comes in many different forms, including intoxication, distraction, fatigue, and speeding. For example, speeding causes over 11,000 fatalities each year, while intoxication takes the lives of around 12,000 people annually. Additionally, around 400,000 traffic collisions are caused by driver distraction each year.

If you or a loved one of yours has suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by negligent driving, a car crash lawyer in Louisville may be able to help you recover. At the Byrnes Law Office, we work diligently to help accident victims and the people they love recover from the damages they may have suffered in negligently caused accidents.

Call our law office at 502-364-2500 to talk to an attorney about how we can help you recover at this time. We can build you a solid legal claim 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.