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Winter Weather Leads to Several Northern Kentucky Pileup Crashes

Posted on Jan 17, 2012
The start of the new year brought an unexpected snow storm to Kentucky that caused serious auto accidents across the state. According to Kentucky State Police, traffic on Interstate 75 was choked up due to a massive pileup.

Snow left motorists sliding through the streets and into other cars, causing a pileup on southbound I-75 in Grant County. WLEX-TV, Lexington reported that about 30-35 vehicles were involved in this pileup. Police indicated that this wreck was actually three separate crashes involving around 30 vehicles. They also said injuries were sustained in these Northern Kentucky crashes, but they were not able to comment on how serious the injuries were.

The Kentucky State Police had to close a portion of I-75 in Grant County from around 11:00 AM until approximately 3:00 in the afternoon.

A second pileup in Kentucky occurred on Interstate 75, just south of the weigh station near the Walton exit. This chain reaction crash involved over 24 cars and also occurred due to snow and slick spots on the roadway.

Only minor injuries were reported in the second pileup.

An additional pileup happened in southern Kenton County involving 41 vehicles. Tow trucks had to remove 23 of those cars, and eight people were injured in this pileup. Six of them were transported to area hospitals for medical care.

Officials have not ruled on what officially caused these Kentucky pileup crashes, as they are still investigating the accidents at this time; however, winter weather is suspected.

The attorneys of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to remind motorists to use caution when driving on slick roads. We would also like to wish all those injured in the recent pileup accidents a full recovery from their injuries.

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