A fatal car accident in Kentucky claimed the lives of six on June 26th, 2014. The crash occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. when a Mercury Sable station wagon crossed the center line of U.S. 27 into oncoming traffic. The station wagon collided with a van carrying another five passengers, one of which died. Four survivors from the van were taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital where they underwent surgery for stabilization.
Accident reconstruction experts were called in to determine the reason the Mercury Sable drifted from northbound traffic into the southbound lanes near Short Shun Pike near Nicholasville. The station wagon reportedly flipped over and burst into flames after the impact.
The van it struck carried women from a group called Refuge for Women, a group dedicated to helping women stay clear of the adult entertainment industry. The organization published a statement on social media stating that the group was on its way back to their house after a group activity when the accident occurred.
Investigators are pursuing another angle in trying to identify the cause of the fatal car accident. A red Mustang was said to be near the Mercury Sable as it was beginning to lose control. The driver of the Mustang voluntarily reached out to the police to answer questions and provide a witness statement.
What if Someone You Love Has Been in a Fatal Car Accident?
There are a number of potential ramifications that can result from a fatal car accident, like this one in Kentucky. Investigators need to determine what the actual cause of the accident was. There is a reason that the Hibbard’s Mercury Sable ended up in oncoming traffic causing the fatal car accident in Kentucky. The determination of it being human error or some mechanical issue will play a significant role in what avenues may be open for the victims.
That is why it is very important to arrange for a consultation if you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident. A fatal car accident may be tied to recalls and mechanical problems, in which case you may be able to seek compensation for damages.
Whatever the issue may be, a consultation by American Injury Attorney Group can provide insight into the legal options available to you. Contact us today if you or your family has been injured or killed in a car accident. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. Contact us today for your free consultation.