A chain-reaction car accident on Interstate 71 in Boone County, Kentucky on Thanksgiving sent five people to the hospital with injuries, according to a news report from WLWT. At least four additional people were injured in the freeway accident.
According to investigators, the accident’s triggering event occurred when a driver rear-ended a vehicle on I-71 that had slowed in response to a backup from another accident further down the freeway. That initial impact caused the three vehicles ahead of the first vehicle to hit one another as well.
The driver of the first vehicle and her three young children were all taken to area hospitals for treatment of their injuries, some of which were serious. The accident also injured a passenger in another vehicle, who was taken to a local hospital as well. Of the seven other people who were also involved in the accident, four complained of minor injuries, but rescue workers did not take them to the hospital and it is not known whether they sought medical treatment on their own.
Chain-reaction accidents can cause serious injuries, especially to those caught in the middle links of the “chain” who often suffer multiple impacts as a result. If you or someone you love has been injured in a chain-reaction crash, you’re not alone. Experienced Kentucky traffic crash attorney Tad Thomas can help you determine exactly what happened and seek the compensation you need to make the fullest possible recovery.