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Old 05-05-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Etown
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On Derby Day, Saturday, 05/03/2008 another vehicle cross-over accident took lives on I-65.
This time it was mile marker 119 near Shepherdsville. 2 more people are dead because the lawmakers of this state can't see the importance of median barriers.
My family and I suffered our loss on 03/19/2008 near mile marker 61. My wife, daughter and a family of three were killed that day.
The cheapest (and probably safest) barrier system is the kind with cables used in Louisville. At a cost of between $180,000 and $250,000 per mile, there in no excuse for not erecting these cables on the most dangerous sections of this interstate.
We have started a course of action and need all the help we can get. Call, write, or email your state goverment officials. Join us in the push for median barriers. More information can be found at Barriers Now - Powered by vBulletin .
Join us please. Send us your info and add your comments. It's a new site and growing. We need the help of every Kentuckian who cares.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I'm sorry for your loss. As citizens of Kentucky, we need to demand that the state take action on this issue.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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up here in indiana I-65 between junction 123 and junction 172 is one of the most deadly stretches of interstate in the country atleast 20 people are killed each year on this section of interstate mostly due to vehicle cross over accidents. years ago the state promised to install cable barrier systems that would prevent vehicles from crossing over to the other side. and the state has done NOTHING. i to am sorry for your loss and as citizen of one of the most deadly stretches of road in the country we demand action not only here but everywhere!! the states need to protect their people not neglect them!!
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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One of the victims of the accident on Saturday was a college student here at WKU. She was going home to Louisville. How sad and tragic.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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If the people lead, the leaders will follow
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Etown
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up here in indiana I-65 between junction 123 and junction 172 is one of the most deadly stretches of interstate in the country atleast 20 people are killed each year on this section of interstate mostly due to vehicle cross over accidents. years ago the state promised to install cable barrier systems that would prevent vehicles from crossing over to the other side. and the state has done NOTHING. I too am sorry for your loss and as citizen of one of the most deadly stretches of road in the country we demand action not only here but everywhere!! the states need to protect their people not neglect them!!
We are willing to expand the web site for other states like Indiana if some one is willing to take the lead for their state. Join our site and contact the administrators or the webmaster. Take the lead for your state.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Etown
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I'm sorry for your loss. As citizens of Kentucky, we need to demand that the state take action on this issue.
If you haven't already, join us and help us demand. There is power in numbers
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Etown
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One of the victims of the accident on Saturday was a college student here at WKU. She was going home to Louisville. How sad and tragic.
I have posted on the college newspaper web site and hope that it was approved and printed. My oldest daughter went to WKU and made that same damned trip at least once a month. The students at that university should be especially involved in this cause.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Etown
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If the people lead, the leaders will follow
I did not ask to lead, but I am willing. Follow me, please.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Here is something I found: Cable barriers for I-65 seen as potential life savers (broken link). Let's just hope this goes forward quickly.
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