Semi Falls Off Interstate, Crashes into House

The crash happened Wednesday afternoon in Laurel County, between the 41 and 42 mile markers near London.
Police say the semi fell off I-75 and onto a home on Helvetia Road.
The crash left behind quite a big mess, but police say there were no major injuries.
Some people were inside the house at the time of the crash. One person suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The semi driver was able to walk away, and was not hurt.
Officials say the semi was carrying 5,500 pounds of chemicals used to clean swimming pools.
Haz-mat crews say none of those chemicals spilled during the crash.
The semi also took out some power lines when it crashed. Crews were working through the afternoon to restore them.

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  • by jim Location: florence,ky on May 10, 2007 at 02:18 PM
    Martha, for your information, the driver was drug tested, and results were negative, the ACCIDENT was caused by a blown tire, tha is why it is called an ACCIDENT
  • by MARTHA Location: LONDON,KY on May 7, 2007 at 08:50 PM
    HE OR SHE (THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK) needs a drug test. cause most of the accident are cause from drugs.
  • by paul mullins Location: london on May 3, 2007 at 09:21 PM
    my grand parents have lived there almost 30 years and nothin like this has ever happened before so why should we have to move a way from the home where my dad,my aunt ,and my uncle all grew up and now me,my cusin,and brotherthis is the second loss we have taken in almost 2 1/2 years when my aunt died that destroyed my grand parents and then this tragedy happened and it will destroy what memories they had of my anut if any one should has anything else to say make sure that it makes sense before you go runin your mouth every one will miss the old house that my grand pawa built with his own hands.i have to go try to salvage some of my stuff sincerly yours, paul edwin ray mullins current resident of 216 Helvetia Road n
  • by Crystal Location: London on May 3, 2007 at 07:10 PM
    As a wife of a Truck Driver I hear many many scary stories of accidents.. and One accident you cannot help is blowouts. Yes you check your tires every stop you do your pretrip, post trip and during trip inspections and sill you cannot always determine when you are going to have a blowout. how about lets say accidents happen without warning and put alittle pressure on the highway for more or better guardrails?????
  • by Jako Location: Lexington on May 3, 2007 at 11:45 AM
    Trucks have less control at high speeds because they take much longer to come to a stop after braking. There are reckless drivers on the road everywhere, but truck drivers are professionals and should be trained and responsible with their equipment. Blown tires? No way out of that one, at any speed, you're liable to lose control. Glad it turned out like it did.
  • by james Location: london on May 3, 2007 at 10:46 AM
    i think ed and alice shoud move a little further away from the interstate.
  • by mac Location: Harlan on May 3, 2007 at 08:00 AM
    I agree with the comment below. In addition to the immense safety risk, there is the considerable transportation delay subsequent to one of these events, also. For all I know a car precipitated what happened, but still, the speeds on the roads are excessive, and even with fuel prices what they are, no one is slowing down.
  • by SANDY Location: LONDON on May 3, 2007 at 07:11 AM
    What the story failed to say was the cause is because the truck had a front tire blowout. How do you monitor front tires? This can happen to any truck driver out there. When traveling on the Interstate or Parkways, i am always passed by more speeding cars than i am trucks. R.G. do cars really have control at 80-90 MPH? Everyone involved in that accident yesterday are lucky to be alive.
  • by R.G Location: 40391 on May 2, 2007 at 10:06 PM
  • by Anonymous Location: Monticello on May 2, 2007 at 04:42 PM
    How does a semi fall off the interstate?
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