One day after a semi accident caused traffic to be blocked off in Hopkins County, Kentucky, Kentucky State Police were responding to another accident involving a tractor-trailer. The SurfKY News Group reported on October 27, 2011, that Floyd Plymale was traveling down Island Ford Road toward Carol Gentry Lane to turn around before realizing there was not enough room and backing down to Fowler Road. While exiting Fowler, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Otis Chamberlain told SurfKY that the rear right tire of the semi left the roadway. The 40,000 pounds of scrap aluminum combined with the shifting of the tire caused the trailer to buckle and break in the middle, closing the road off to traffic for at least three hours.
While nobody was injured in that accident, a semi was involved in another accident in Hopkins County the following day. According to SurfKY, Stephen Laster began backing his 2004 Freightliner up an exit ramp after missing the compulsory turning lane at the intersection of KY 813. The left rear portion of the trailer struck the front of a 2003 Ford Taurus being drive by Aaron Coble. His passenger, Hayley Coble, was transported to Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the collision.
Both of these truck accidents are examples of unfamiliarity with the road, another type of driver error that makes the trucking company liable for any damages. While it appears nobody was seriously injured in either of the Hopkins County accidents, if you have been involved in a collision with a commercial truck that was the result of road unfamiliarity or any other type of driver error, contact our Cincinnati truck accident attorney to see if our firm can serve as your legal representation