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Driver Ejected & Seriously Injured in Northern Kentucky Accident

Posted on Feb 06, 2013

A man was thrown from his vehicle when it collided with a dump truck in Verona, Kentucky. This Northern Kentucky trucking accident occurred in Boone County on Monday around 3:25 p.m. in the 15000 block of U.S. 42.

According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, a male driver of a 2008 Toyota Yaris was heading north on U.S. 42 when he traveled into the oncoming lanes of traffic. At that time, a Mack dump truck was traveling south—resulting in a sideswipe crash. Upon impact, the driver of the Toyota was ejected from his car near the intersection with South Fork Church Road, and his car ended up down an embankment.

The driver sustained life-threatening injuries and was flown by aircare to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. He has since been identified as 22-year-old Jerry Alexander, of Warsaw, Kentucky. Sadly, he has remained hospitalized with serious injuries.

The Mack dump truck driver, 51-year-old Michael Utz, of Burlington, did not report any injuries in the crash.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Unit investigated the wreck, and deputies told Local 12 that initial indicators show that Alexander crossed over the center line, which led to the crash between his compact car and a dump truck. However, they are still investigating this crash.

Our Northern Kentucky personal injury lawyers with Schachter, Hendy & Johnson would like to extend to Mr. Alexander our best wishes for a full and fast recovery.

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