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Wrong-way semi hits vehicle, kills three

Ohio residents should be able to get in their vehicles with their family members and trust that other drivers will operate their vehicles safely and respectfully. While much of the time, this does happen, it is sadly not the experience in all instances. When even just one driver makes a decision that may be dangerous, it can put many other people in harm's way. If an accident happens, it is not just the people who are immediately involved that are affected but their friends, family members and others in the community as well.

Such is the case in a recent incident that took place on a weekday morning along a stress of the Bluegrass Parkway. A semi truck was reportedly travelling the wrong way on the parkway. At the same time, a vehicle carrying two young girls and their grandmother and grandfather were travelling in the correct direction. Unfortunately their path was leading them into direct contact with the wrong-way truck.

The truck hit the family's vehicle. While it is not known what speed either vehicle was travelling at, the impact was great enough to have killed both of the adults as well as the youngest of the two girls who was only three years old. The older sister who was five years old was seriously injured. Details of her injuries or prognosis have not been released. 

While motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunate reality on the roads, that does not mean that Ohio residents are not due compensation for their losses. It may be helpful to consult with an attorney to learn how to seek such assistance.

Source: The Advocate Messenger, "Crash kills Harrodsburg couple, granddaughter, leaves second granddaughter hospitalized," Kendra Peek, May 12, 2017

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