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Following Deadly Crash, Legislature Grants $100 Million to Fix Interstate 65

Published on Apr 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm in Auto Accident.

According to Kentucky.com, one of the state’s deadliest highway crashes recently spurred the state’s Legislature to approve $100 million worth of improvements for Interstate 65 over the next two years. The dangers of I-65, a very heavily traveled route in Kentucky, were highlighted during the legislative session, with a spotlight on a fatal KY auto accident that occurred in March 2010. The KY auto accident, which killed 11 people in a single crash, is only one in a series of both fatal and injury accidents that has occurred on this highway in recent years.

The heavily trafficked Interstate 65 runs from Louisville in the northern part of the state to Bowling Green in the south, and is one of the top five traveled interstates in the U.S.

One of the state’s Representatives claims that after examining the data, the total amount of vehicle crashes averages to about one accident per day for the last six years. On this dangerous stretch of KY road, there have been a total of 11 fatalities per year and an estimated 150 injury accidents. With these alarming statistics, a state Senator stated this improvement project was one of Kentucky’s top priorities.

The improvement project aims to widen I-65 from four to six lanes in portions of Barren, Hardin, and Hart counties. In addition, a road construction plan was also approved for the work to continue over the next four years, which calls for about $80 million.

Determining who is at-fault in an auto accident can be difficult without experienced legal representation, particularly if a crash was caused by a poorly designed or ill-maintained roadway. Tad Thomas is an experienced Louisville car accident attorney who works to hold those responsible for a crash legally accountable and help victims get the compensation they need to recover.