2 Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash at Gillon Road and Caney Fork Road
Two people were injured in a crash involving a suspected drunk driver at the intersection of Gillon Road and Caney Fork Road in Etoile on Sunday evening.
Officials with the Barren County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported accident at the intersection at around 8 p.m. on Sunday. Police say that 23-year-old Corey Sherfey was traveling southbound on Caney Fork Road on a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle when 44-year-old James Moore pulled his 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup truck in front of the motorcycle, causing a collision.
Sherfey suffered serious injuries and was flown from T.J. Samson Hospital to University of Lousville. Moore’s 19-year-old passenger, Jeremy Anderson, was airlifted from T.J. Samson to Vanderbilt in Nashville.
Moore has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs – 1st offense, and first-degree assault.
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Legal Options After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver in Kentucky
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps people who have been injured by drunk drivers recover the financial compensation they need and deserve. Brian has offered to share some info on the legal rights of those who have been hit by drunk drivers in Kentucky:
It’s important to be aware of your legal rights after suffering serious injuries in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. Like other types of auto accidents, those injured by drunk drivers may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against that driver. But in some cases, your legal options may not end here. Some drunk driving crashes can result in liability for an alcohol vendor who served the driver before the crash. This second type of lawsuit is known as a dram shop claim.
Not every state has dram shop laws, but Kentucky is one of many states which does allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for injuries caused by their customers – under certain conditions. According to Kentucky’s dram shop law, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for injuries caused by a customer in situations where “a reasonable person under the same or similar circumstances should know that the person served is already intoxicated at the time of serving.”
For example, let’s imagine Andrew goes to Barry’s Bar and has several drinks. He begins to stumble and slur his words, but the bartender continues serving him more drinks. Andrew then leaves the bar in his vehicle and strikes another car on the road, seriously injuring the driver of that car, Pat. Pat may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against Andrew as well as a dram shop lawsuit against Barry’s Bar for serving a visibly intoxicated patron.
Each drunk driving injury case is unique. If you or a loved one has recently been injured by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights by contacting an experienced drunk driving injury victims lawyer.
The Intersection of Gilford and Caney Fork Roads in Etoile, Kentucky
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