On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents on Monday, March 5, 2012

College students in Kentucky and elsewhere look forward to spring break all year long. It is often a joyful time when students pack their suitcases, hit the road and head to the beach. Sadly, one spring break trip turned to tragedy before it even began.

Three sorority sisters were recently killed in a car accident as they were on their way to the airport for a trip to the Dominican Republic. According to reports, a vehicle driven by a 69-year-old woman was traveling down an interstate the wrong way. Authorities had been notified and were following the vehicle when the woman collided into a car carrying five sorority sisters.

Three of the women died in the accident. Two others remain hospitalized in critical condition. The wrong-way driver was also killed in the accident.

Authorities are not sure why the 69-year-old woman was driving the wrong way, but it appears she did so for as many as seven miles.

Eleven other sorority sisters were heading to the airport with the five women involved in the accident. According to one source, another car full of women was almost hit by the wrong-way driver. They were able to get out of the way, but the same could not be said for their friends.

This accident serves as a reminder of how fragile life can be. In an instant, these young women’s lives were taken.

Residents in Covington who have lost a loved one due to another driver’s recklessness would do well to consult with an attorney. An attorney may be able to help families collect compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Source: The Washington Post, “Wrong-way crash kills 3 Ohio sorority sisters heading to airport for spring break trip,” Mar. 3, 2012