Brake Failure Leads to Crash on Kentucky Freeway

This is a sad story of a single car accident caused when the emergency brake was pulled too hard after the brakes had failed while stopping for slow traffic.

Man hurt when car’s brakes fail on interstate

Laurel County, Ky (WKYT) – Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a crash that happened on I-75 Thursday morning. The crash happened 8 miles north of London, in the northbound lanes.

Sheriff’s deputies say a car, going north on the interstate, came upon a slow moving vehicle. The driver, 29-year-old Rauston Rapier, tried to slow down, but deputies say the car’s brakes failed.