On I-65 in Kentucky, about 10:30 PM on 3/23/05, a semitrailer driver fell asleep at the wheel and caused a multiple-car pileup that left one man dead. His semitrailer crossed the median into the northbound lane and clipped the rear of another semitrailer. A flatbed utility truck then ran into the back of the second truck and caught on fire.
The driver of the flatbed truck was pronounced dead at the scene. It was not yet known whether death was caused by trauma or smoke inhalation. See Hardin County (KY) News-Enterprise article.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).