In Kentucky, police are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle crash that left a passenger dead. This event occurred in the Shively area the morning of May 11. The driver of the car did survive the event and, as is true with other car accidents of similar circumstances, the victim’s surviving family members may seek compensation for their losses by filing civil claims against this individual.
According to a recent news report, a woman was driving an SUV in the area of the Graston Avenue and Rockford Lane intersection. Something happened to make her lose control of the vehicle, causing her to collide with a utility pole. She and a male passenger had to be rescued from the vehicle. Both were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The driver suffered critical injuries. Her passenger, however, died sometime after reaching the medical facility. Police do believe speed to be a factor in the case. They are also trying to determine if impairment played a role in this event. No charges have been filed against the driver, and it is unclear if any are pending.
Single-vehicle car accidents occur far too often in Kentucky. Injured passengers or, as in this case, the surviving family members of passengers killed in such incidents may have legal recourse. In this particular event, wrongful death and survival action claims may be filed in civil court in an effort for the victim’s family to recover any recoverable losses. If driver negligence can be established to the satisfaction of the court, maximum relief may be awarded.
Source: wdrb.com, “1 dead, 1 critical after SUV crashes into utility pole in Shively“, Accessed on May 25, 2018