Semi-Truck Driver Collides with Passenger Car and Sends Three to the Hospital


A teenager from Henderson, Kentucky was transferred to a Cincinnati hospital after an accident with a semi-tractor on July 28, 2011. The truck accident occurred on the U.S. 41 bypass near the Kentucky 351/Zion exit around 10 p.m.

Michael McDonald was driving his semi-truck southbound on the bypass in the left lane about a mile north of the Kentucky 351/Zion exit when his truck collided with a passenger car driven by Stephen Herron, police said.

Police state that the semi driven by McDonald was attempting to merge into the right lane when it collided with the vehicle driven by Stephen Herron. Herron had been traveling south in the right land.

The passenger car hit the guardrail, spun around and came to a rest on the left shoulder of the roadway facing west, police said.

Stephen Herron’s younger brother, Andrew Herron, was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident. An ambulance initially transported Andrew to St Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, but he was later transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital by helicopter.

Andrew Herron and another passenger, Paige Lewis, received treatment at Methodist Hospital and then released. McDonald suffered no injuries.

It is unknown at this time who was at fault in the accident. Whatever the case may be, both passenger car drivers and semi-truck drivers need to be aware of the vehicles around them at all times to avoid an accident like this one.

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