A truck accident involving a tractor-trailer and a car on U.S. Route 23 in Floyd County left one woman dead and shut down the highway for hours, WYMT-TV reported on September 21, 2011. Prestonburg Police said the car was in the southbound lanes and went into the northbound lanes in front of the truck, according to WYMT. “At the time, it was raining. We think right now, the passenger carhydroplaned across the median and into the path of the tractor-trailer,” Prestonsburg Police Chief Mike Ormerod told WYMT.
WSAZ-TV later reported that police identified the woman killed in the crash as 24-year-old Amanda Smith. Police told WSAZ that Smith lost control of her car before crossing the centerline. The semi driver suffered minor injuries.
While this tragic accident does not appear to be the fault of the truck driver, it can serve as a reminder to all of us who share the road with these tractor-trailers about the additional caution we should all take during inclement weather. Just as truck drivers are expected to exhibit similar prudence in such conditions, we need to remember that the size of these vehicles can propose grave dangers if we should lose control of our own vehicles. If you were involved in a truck accident that you believe was the result of truck driver negligence, you should contact one of our Cincinnati truck accident attorneys for a free consultation.
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