Car Slams Into Semi; Crash Shuts Down Busy Road

A busy central Kentucky road was shut down all Monday morning after a crash that sent a woman to the hospital.

A semi truck driver says he was stopped at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Highway 169 in Jessamine County, when he felt someone rear-end his vehicle. The crash happened right in front of the Lowe's store.

Police say Roxanne Luna didn't stop when she approached the light. She hit the back of the tractor trailer so hard that she ended up underneath the trailer. The driver of the semi says he felt the impact, but could hardly see the car in his rear view mirror because it was under the truck.

It took rescue crews at least 30 minutes to cut her out of the car.

Luna was taken to UK hospital where she's in serious condition. Her son, who was in the back seat, was not hurt.

There were also two dogs in the car. They were taken to an animal hospital to be checked out.

The road was shut down for about 4 hours, but everything is now back to normal.


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  • by ky girl Location: ky on Mar 26, 2008 at 07:00 AM
    There are probably a lot of people Holly who shouldn't be driving! but I haven't seen the facts yet, maybe her brakes failed maybe since she had a child and 2 dogs in the car she was distracted There are many reasons that may have caused her not to stop. Personally I have had some near misses myself as I am sure many drivers have had, some my fault some others. One thing I am pretty sure of she didn't do it on purpose! One thing for sure with the traffic and all the gadgets like cell phones in use the roads have become much more hazardous it will pay us all to keep our eyes wide open. I hope she fully recovers and is back with her family soon.
  • by Holly Location: Lex on Mar 25, 2008 at 10:24 PM
    This lady clearly shouldn't have been driving. I pray for her and her family as well - but if you don't even make an attempt to stop, and ram your car UNDER a semi - with your SON in the backseat... you've got problems.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2008 at 07:12 PM
    why cant people see a big rig? i dont understand thaT. maybe she fallasleep. its sad but got to watch the roads. im almost blind but i can see a truck in frunt of me
  • by jeremy Location: lexington on Mar 25, 2008 at 06:42 PM
    I feel bad for this women and the child god has given her another chance to live I hope she recovers soon.
  • by Amber Location: Perry County on Mar 25, 2008 at 11:48 AM
    This accedent was very bad
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 25, 2008 at 05:46 AM
    To LA....get your panties/shorts out of a wad.I wasn't being critical of the lady. If you read my comment I clearly said I hope the lady is ok.It just seems like any time there is an accident involving a semi, the semi is to blame regardless.Accidents happen as in this case,that goes for truckers as well.But when a truck driver has an "accident" the public seems to want to nail them to the wall. Regardless if they are at fault or not. Thats the point I was trying to get across.
  • by LA on Mar 24, 2008 at 05:44 PM
    I can't believe how critical some of you are. I pray for the woman and her family. As for those critizig her - that's why it's called an accident. Things happen sometimes even when you think you are bing careful.
  • by Larry Location: Nicholasville on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:46 PM
    If the lady did not see the truck, why is she out driving. One needs to see all that is in front.
  • by Me! Location: ky on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:22 PM
    I hope the woman is okay.But I also wonder how long before this comment space is filled up with people wanting to ban truckers from the road.Even though it clearly was the woman's fault.
  • by jacob on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:16 PM
    hey man i hope that you feel you feel better soon and also your mom

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