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I-64 West Reopens Two Lanes After Fiery Semi-Truck Accident in Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky — An accident around 9 a.m. involving two semi-trucks on I-64 West, just before the I-265 ramp.

The crash transpired when one of the semi-tractor trailers broke down and stopped in the right-hand emergency lane on I-64. A second semi-tractor trailer collided with the disabled vehicle, igniting a fire.

Both drivers involved in the collision were transported to UofL Hospital, where they are both expected to survive their injuries.

No further details have been provided.

This accident will need to be investigated to ensure both parties receive the compensation needed to pay for their injuries and suffering.

This accident needs further investigation. At a glance, it may seem like the semi-truck that crashed into the trailer is the only one at fault. However, trucks should not stop on the roadways even if they manage to pull over to the emergency lane. It is too dangerous.

Trained professionals will be able to investigate if the truck had mechanical issues and if the driver pulled over safely on the side. If the first truck driver breaks safety protocols, the truck driver and the trucking company may be partially responsible for the crash.  The trucking company is responsible for ensuring proper maintenance on the truck, and if there was neglect on the part of the trucking company, they can be held accountable.

Finally, trucks should always maintain proper distance. An investigation must reveal whether the second semi-truck was distracted or driving past speed limits.

This case is complicated because there is likely fault on both parties. The law looks at the actions of all involved and assigns responsibility to ensure all victims receive whatever justice in the form of compensation that may be available. This accident will certainly result in significant losses to the parties involved, including medical expenses, lost wages, and tremendous suffering. The truckers will need trained attorneys to ensure their rights are adequately protected and they receive the just compensation they deserve.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author.

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