What’s Going on With Wrecks and U.S. Route 27?

December 4th, 2015 by Attorney Julie Butcher

Over the years, Julie has represented many victims of wrecks on U.S. 27 and Nicholasville Road, from head-on crashes to t-bone wrecks to rear-end collisions. We all need to get from place to place but some routes, at some times, in some places, can be extremely hazardous–especially U.S. 27. Here are just some of recent and tragic accidents on that road:

  • Carol Sue Huff, 53, of Nicholasville died in October after an accident near the intersection with Catnip Hill Road. Five others were injured in the accident, one seriously, according to MissOpen. Huff was a passenger in an SUV that attempted to turn into a gas station and collided with a southbound vehicle. The SUV driver was seriously injured. Four people in the other vehicle were taken to the hospital.
  • A Nicholasville police officer was killed in April after an accident near the Garrard-Jessamine County line, according to WKYT. Police stated a car turned off Rogers Road onto U.S. 27, hitting Rhoads’ police cruiser. It spun backwards into oncoming traffic and was hit by another car, whose driver suffered serious injuries.
  • Nicholasville police reported a fatal accident near Industry Parkway in January, according to the Herald Leader. A car rear-ended a dump truck hauling a trailer and forklift. No one in the truck was injured, but a person in the car was killed.
  • A head-on collision in June 2014 killed six people, five from Nicholasville, the Hibbard family of two parents and three children, reported the Jessamine Journal. The sixth victim lived in Virginia. It was reported that the Hibbard vehicle lost control past Shun Pike, crossed the median into southbound traffic and struck a van head on. One in the van was killed; the four others were taken to a hospital.
  • A five-vehicle crash near Brannon Crossing in Nicholasville sent four people to the hospital in January 2013, reported the Jessamine Journal. The accident occurred at the intersection of Ashgrove Road when the driver of one car crossed over the lane and into oncoming traffic, hitting four other vehicles.
  • A man driving a car southbound drifted into on-coming traffic and struck a truck head-on in Nicholasville in December 2012, WKYT The car’s driver suffered life-threatening injuries, while the truck driver had minor injuries.
  • A motorcyclist from Stanford in Lincoln County was killed in an truck crash in April 2012 on U.S. 27 on Commerce Drive, according to the Central Kentucky News. Police stated he was travelling north when a pickup truck turned left into his path. The motorcyclist was sent over the truck and later died of his injuries in the hospital.

The busier the road, the more vehicles and drivers, the more likely mistakes will be made and accidents will result. If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a vehicle accident, contact my office so we can talk about what happened, applicable laws and your rights to compensation.