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A Man Dies on Interstate 64 near Echo Trail Road, Louisville, Ky., in an Accident with a Stopped Semi-truck on the Shoulder

Louisville, Kentucky — A man lost his life Thursday morning after colliding with the back of a semi-truck stopped on the shoulder. The incident happened on Interstate 64 near Echo Trail Road.

The man died on the scene.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on semi-trucks stopping on highway shoulders

Yet another fatal accident involving a stopped semi-truck on the shoulder of a highway. It’s disheartening to hear about these deadly, senseless accidents happening over and over again. Crashes like these should not occur. Trucks must stop using highways as parking spots.

The family of the deceased deserves to know all the details that led to this collision. Details such as if the truck driver took appropriate precautions, such as using safety signals to warn other motorists, how long the truck had been stopped on the shoulder, and most importantly, why the truck stopped at the shoulder. These critical factors must be examined to determine if negligence played a role in this tragic loss.

When collisions of this nature happen, it is best for trained professionals to help the family find answers to their questions. Only by carefully analyzing the events leading up to the crash will the family know if wrongdoing or negligence contributed to the collision and the proper steps to take to hold any wrongdoers accountable.

May the truth and facts be told.




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. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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