Hayes Law Offices
Middlesboro, Kentucky

Truck accident brings grief to local school

At 6:30 in the morning people are heading to work on Kentucky roads.  Trucks are also a significant presence in the early hours and a truck accident can occur. Teachers are among the people heading to work at that early hour. Many of these teachers regard their work as a vocation and make a real difference in the lives of their students. One of those lives was lost in an accident on a recent Monday morning.

The accident occurred near the Walmart on Cumberland Gap Parkway. A teacher was driving to school in his 1999 Saturn when he was struck by a 2012 Volvo tractor-trailer. The driver of the Saturn was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the truck was not injured. According to the police report, neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected of being factors in the accident. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The teacher who passed away had been with the district for two years. He was an assistant football coach and also worked with students at risk for dropping out before graduation. Fellow teachers stated that many students may not have graduated without the help of the late teacher.

The sudden death of a loved one in Kentucky is never easy to bear. Nothing can change what has already occurred, but a consultation with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney may allow a grieving family to receive some compensation. An experienced attorney can review the facts of the truck accident and may be able to advise a client if a civil suit against the party deemed responsible is a possible option. A successful suit can result in compensation for medical expenses, final expenses and other verifiable losses.

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