Semi Travels Off The Road Into Median On I-71 SB Near LaGrange
By Assistant Chief Adrian Doleman
October 1, 2019

On Monday, September 30, 2019 at approximately 9:27 PM, LaGrange Fire & Rescue Department along with Oldham County EMS responded to a report of an injury accident involving a semi truck on I-71 southbound at the 22 mile marker in the median. Early reports indicated that the driver was trapped inside the truck with smoke coming from the vehicle.

Upon Fire Department arrival, it was determined that the driver was already out of the truck and no fire was present. It took several minutes to package the driver and remove him from the wooded median.

The driver of the truck was treated on the scene by fire and EMS personnel and was air lifted to University Hospital in Louisville by Air Methods.

The cause of the collision is under investigation by the Oldham County Police Department.

Units: Car 4502, Car 4503, Car 4504, Car 4505, Engine 4534, Engine 4535, Tanker 4565

Jeff Laeng October 01, 2019 at 10:40 AM
Great job

Benny October 01, 2019 at 11:05 AM
Not sure how he got out of that thing but he def was lucky good job Brothers be safe

Cathy A Maxwell October 01, 2019 at 3:21 PM
Thank you so much first responders for saving our sons life.. we thank God for your quick actions and whoever's arrived first at the scene that helped him apply a tourniquet to his leg.
God bless you..

Albert Munsell October 01, 2019 at 4:09 PM
Thank you whoever helped my
friend (trucking brother)
God bless you all

Brandon G Maxwell October 01, 2019 at 4:25 PM
this was my brother please pray for hip he's hurt pretty bad he lost a leg.

Lisa Baker October 01, 2019 at 4:40 PM
Great job!! Prayers for the man that was involved!

George Gibbs October 02, 2019 at 12:06 PM
Thank you for helping and saving him! He's family to me.

Syndee October 05, 2019 at 2:01 PM
Thank you for saving my Daddy

Syndee October 05, 2019 at 2:03 PM
Thank you for saving my Daddy