Motor vehicle accident in Kenton County sends child to hospital

On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, November 17, 2011

A bizarre motor vehicle accident on Oct. 30 in Kenton County sent a child to the hospital.

The accident happened just after 2:30 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon along Interstate 75. A woman was driving northbound along the interstate when the accelerator on her Chevy Blazer got stuck and the vehicle would not slow down when the pedal released. The driver, a 40-year-old woman from Dry Ridge, pulled into the emergency lane and tried to stop by using the brakes. She also tried to stop by putting the vehicle in park. Instead, the car shifted into reverse and traveled back across the northbound lanes. The vehicle hit a Chevy Impala driven by a 54-year-old man from Fishers, Indiana.

The Blazer the woman was driving was carrying seven passengers. Five of those passengers were transported to a local hospital for treatment, including one child that was flown to Children’s Hospital. Police say the youth was not wearing a seatbelt. One other passenger in the Blaze, a 40-year-old man, was also seriously injured.

The driver of the other vehicle and his passenger were also taken to the hospital. The condition of the individuals involved in the accident is not known.

For those in Kentucky injured in an accident, a lawyer experienced in personal injury law and procedure may be able to help. The attorney can help review the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident, assess liability for negligence or other wrongdoing and recover monetary damages for any injuries, as well as pain and suffering.

Source: Fox 19, “Child seriously hurt after crash in Kenton County,” Trina Edwards, Oct. 31, 2011

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