March 26, 2010

Kentucky Car-Truck Accident Kills 11, Deadliest Kentucky Auto Accident in Years

KentuckyCarCrashThe Kentucky car-truck wreck happened between 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. at mile marker 63 on Interstate 65, roughly 40 miles northwest of Bowling Green near Mammoth Cave National Park, in Hart County. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the Friday crash.

The van was carrying men, women and children heading south on I-65 when the driver apparently either fell asleep or had a medical emergency and crossed the median colliding with the van head-on near Munfordville, about 75 miles south of Louisville.

Officials at the scene say that an infant was among the dead, and that two children, ages four and five, were in the back of the van in car seats and survived the crash with minor injuries. The van was carrying a family of Mennonites from Burkesville who were traveling to Iowa to attend a wedding. The passengers in the van were all Mennonites traveling to a wedding in Iowa, according to Pastor Leroy Kauffman with the Marrowbone Christian Brotherhood in Burkesville. Nine of the passengers were congregants in Kauffman's church. For more information, view these results for "Kentucky car accident 65."
    
The truck hit a rock wall and burst into flames. The truck driver, who was from Alabama and had been traveling from Michigan, was killed transporting automobile wheel castings.  The area of the accident narrows from three lanes to two for motorists going south into Hart County, making it dangerous and a frequent spot for accidents.

Traverse Legal's auto and truck accident attorneys are investigating. If you or a loved one has been injured, you may contact one of our attorneys for a free consultation by calling 866-936-7447.

 


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October 29, 2007

Leelanau County Crash leaves 5 people Hospitalized

Traverse City Record-Eagle Article: GREILICKVILLE -- Five people remained hospitalized as authorities continued to investigate a two-vehicle crash in Leelanau County.  Robert Nadai, 55, of Royal Oak, allegedly drove through a stop sign on Hoxie Road and into the path of a vehicle occupied by five people heading north on Bugai Road around 1:20 p.m. Oct. 13, officials said.  Seven people were involved in the crash, and five remained at Munson Medical Center Monday. Nadai's front seat passenger Kathleen Mae Nadai, 60, was in serious condition.Read more of the artilce here Record-Eagle.

May 10, 2007

Garfield Crash Leaves Four Injured

According to the Record Eagle, an accident at the intersection of Garfield and Potter roads sent four to the hospital and closed the road for about three hours after the accident happened at about 8:17 on April 12.

An 8 year-old boy and 9 year-old girl were taken to Munson hospital in critical condition following the accident, with both drivers going there for minor injuries.

According to Undersheriff Nathan Alger, weather was not a cause of the accident, and it appeared that all parties were wearing safety buckles.

April 03, 2007

Benzonia Car Accident Kills Two

The Record Eagle has reported ...  BENZONIA โ€” A Benzie County man could face 15 years in prison for an alcohol-related car crash that killed his second cousin and injured two others.

Benzie County Sheriff's officials allege Dennis Bradley Fox, 23, was driving four passengers home from Elberta's Cabbage Shed Waterfront Pub around 2:15 a.m. Sunday when he allegedly struck a utility pole and rolled a car on River Road near Adams Road in Crystal Lake Township.

"I know that they had been partying for quite a while and they were heading home,โ€ Detective Tom Whale said. "It was heavy rain at the time of the accident. I think it was a combination of speed and alcohol.โ€

Three backseat passengers in the car, including Fox's cousin, Nichole Lee Smith, 22, of Traverse City, weren't wearing seat belts and were thrown from the car, Whale said.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Fox's twin brother, Daniel J. Fox, 23, of Interlochen and Kacie M. Bailey, 21, of Honor, were seriously injured and were taken to Munson Medical Center for treatment, Whale said. .. more here.

August 08, 2005

Link: Four-car accident at Chum's Corner claims doctor

TRAVERSE CITY - A West Michigan doctor is dead and his wife in serious condition after their vehicle was hit broadside by a semi-truck during a four-car accident in a construction zone near Chum's Corner.

August 01, 2005

Tips to Keep Kids Safe During Accidents

This website provides tips for parents on what measures are available to keep kids safe during a car crash.

The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

July 07, 2005

Police say 'Vette driver had too many drinks

Link: Police say 'Vette driver had too many drinks.

FROM RE STAFF REPORTS TRAVERSE CITY - A Traverse City woman was arrested by police for allegedly driving a vintage Corvette while drunk with two teenagers along for the ride. Traverse City police Capt. Steve Morgan said the 47-year-old woman was driving the car at a "high rate of speed" on West Silver Lake Road at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday when she left the roadway. No one was injured in the crash.

Bus rolls off road in Manistee County, campers not hurt

Link: Bus rolls off road in Manistee County, campers not hurt.

By IAN C. STOREY Record-Eagle staff writer WELLSTON - Campers and counselors from Lake Ann Baptist Camp escaped generally unscathed after the bus carrying them back from a rafting trip rolled off a dirt road in Manistee County. Executive Director Ken Riley said about 46 campers and counselors were on the bus when it rolled off a road embankment just after 5 p.m. Tuesday in Manistee County.

January 13, 2005

Michigan Accident Listing: Attorneys Specializing in Michigan No-Fault Law

I-96 Pile-Up:  Fog lingers at the scene of a crash Wednesday on eastbound I-96 in Alaiedon Township, east of Lansing. At least two people died and at least 37 were injured in several pileups involving almost 200 vehicles Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Thick fog and speeding motorists combined to create a series of highway crashes near Lansing that killed two people Wednesday and damaged nearly 200 vehicles.

Ingham County Sheriff's Lt. Jeffrey Joy described it as a "nightmare." Of the injured, the Sheriff's Office said three were hospitalized in critical condition and six were in serious condition Wednesday night.  Sparrow Hospital, where most of the injured were taken, had treated 19 patients by 9 p.m.

Read More from the Detroit Free Press.

Just east of Lansing, two people were killed and at least 25 others were injured in a 100-vehicle pileup on I-96. Fog is to blame for the collisions that forced the closure of a 12-mile stretch of the highway in both directions, from Ingham County to Livingston County. One westbound lane in the area remains closed Thursday.

One of those injured in the collisions was Davenport University (Grand Rapids) President Randy Flechsig. He is listed in good condition at an Ann Arbor hospital. Davenport University's Executive Vice President Al Wetherell was also injured in the accident. He was treated and released from a hospital.

Much the same can be said to the south on US-131 between Portage and Schoolcraft when a semi truck caused a chain reaction with multiple vehicles.

Read More from Wood TV8 in Lansing

January 07, 2005

School Bus Crash

Record-Eagle staff writer PATRICK SULLIVAN reports on an accident where a school bus lost control on icy roads and crashed at a low speed into some trees.  In student is still hospitalized and 12 others were injured and released.The accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. on a hill on Inman Road west of Puffer Road in an area that straddles Springfield and Boardman townships.  Read more here ...

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