Police Work Dozens Of Accidents On Slick Roads

The latest blast of wintry weather led to some dangerous conditions on Kentucky interstates early Wednesday morning.

At one point, I-75 in Scott County was shut down in both directions because there were so many accidents.

Around 1:00 a.m., a tractor trailer jackknifed in the southbound lanes near the 134 mile marker.

The driver of that tractor trailer was not injured. However, a passing driver injured his back when he fell over an embankment while trying to get help.

An SUV slammed into a wall near the 126 mile marker, also bringing traffic to a stop.

In Fayette County, there were numerous accidents near the 110 mile marker, that's the Winchester Road exit. Several vehicles slid off the slick roadway and an FedEx truck also jack-knifed in that area,

The interstates weren't the only roads that gave drivers problems. Around Lexington, police worked more than a dozen accidents during the commute on Wednesday morning.

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  • by johnny Location: ky on Feb 16, 2008 at 04:24 AM
    i was driving on i-75 yesterday big trucks was on peoples bumper way to close an most of them was talking on cell phones but i seen a lot of cars doing the same thing.
  • by concerned Location: eastern KY on Feb 16, 2008 at 04:16 AM
    Please do not limit this to just semi's who travel across country.. In my neck of the woods, coal trucks are the most dangerous. Sometimes I feel they believe the road is completely theirs and everyone should stay off.
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Feb 14, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    If your not smart enough to fry burgers, drive a truck.
  • by Frank on Feb 14, 2008 at 05:47 AM
    I agree 100% with Kevin.
  • by to chris Location: lexington on Feb 14, 2008 at 05:05 AM
    well chris it wont be much different if truck drivers shut down. they are getting really good at shutting down interstates, i guess thats practice. kinda like couple days ago near morehead on I-64 2 trucks crashed together at 5 in the morning on icy roads. at that time of day there is no reason 2 trucks should even be running close enough together to even wreck into each other, but im sure they were running side by side. there is no doubt that we need truckers but we also need trucker to quit killing people.
  • by Connie Location: Kentucky on Feb 14, 2008 at 04:02 AM
    Why is it about 90% of the accidents reported on the news involves tractor trailers? Seems to me, since they have the most difficulty controlling them, even in good weather, that they would be issued citations and fines for traveling in bad weather. But then again, it seems to me they would be issued citations and fines and worse for their blatant disregard of all speed laws and common courtesy violations.
  • by Note to chris on Feb 14, 2008 at 03:47 AM
    Nobody is saying that truckers aren't need so quit reading into something that wasn't there. What the poster said was they drive recklessly in bad weather. I have witnessed it as well, but so do people in cars. The biggest difference is an 80,000lb fully loaded semi will do more damage and is harder to stop than a four wheeler. I'm 53, retired military and have been many, many places with more snow and ice than KY. I have never had an accident; why? Because I slow down for the conditions just like Fred stated below. Not all truckers are bad but TSB makes a point. Why do they feel the need to tailgait just because they want to go faster than the speed limit? I never go below the speed limit but they always want to ride by butt trying to push me out of the way. Yeah, you're bigger but that doesn't make you smarter. Go ahead and shut down; you're also hurting your family without making a paycheck. My guess is when they "shut it down" we'll have less accidents on the road!
  • by donny Location: ky on Feb 13, 2008 at 07:08 PM
    let it snow let it snow let it snow.1 inch here in my county
  • by TSB Location: London on Feb 13, 2008 at 12:55 PM
    Truckers the worst, you are right & poorly trained with their 2 week driving school. tail gaters, own the road they think.
  • by chris Location: ky on Feb 13, 2008 at 11:33 AM
    thtas right keep bashing the truckers.i think here very shortly people are going to see how bad truckers are needed.there is going to be a nationwide shutdown of trucks.when you can't go nowhere or you don't have any food then call all these truck drivers idiots.let me tell you i have drove a truck for 9 years and never had an accident or anything.just because you don't feel safe doing about 35 or 40 dosen't mean that you should tell other people how to drive.i was in this weather yesterday morning loaded and i came back through today empty never had a problem.i agree some people don't know how to drive on slick roads but for you to tell people how to drive is no concern of yours.but keep bashing truckers kevin,then you'll have something to complain about when everything is shutdown because all of us truckers have stopped hauling everything.
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