Louisville, KY (November 11, 2020) – One person has lost their life following a motor vehicle accident in Jefferson County on Saturday evening. At approximately 10 p.m., on November 7, the Louisville Metro Police Department responded to the scene of a vehicle accident on Berry Boulevard.
Reports from local news sources show that a pedestrian was walking on Berry Boulevard, near the intersection with Continental Place. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Police and medical personnel responded to the scene of the accident and pronounced the victim deceased.
At this time, the police in Louisville are investigating the cause of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kentucky
Every year, more than 80 pedestrians lose their lives in collisions throughout the state of Kentucky. Roughly 18% of these victims are involved in pedestrian accidents here in Louisville. Motor vehicle accidents continue to have an overwhelming impact on families throughout our state. Although we are constantly enacting laws to protect motorists traveling throughout the state, we continue to see victims injured and killed in traffic-related incidents at an increasing rate. These incidents continue to increase in frequency and severity, leaving families throughout Jefferson County to deal with the overwhelming consequences.
Statistics show that more than 80% of all traffic collisions are a result of driver negligence. When drivers speed, drive impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they place others sharing the road at risk. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to the impact of collisions due to the fact that they have minimal protection during accidents. As a result, these victims are more likely to lose their lives in accidents involving speeding vehicles, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. When people lose their lives due to these unfortunate circumstances, their families may have legal options available. Surviving relatives should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Kentucky as soon as possible.
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Disclaimer: As esteemed members of the local community, we at The Whaley Law Firm are always striving to improve safety for all Kentucky drivers who live and work in our beautiful state. We are, of course, always extremely saddened by these tragic accidents that happen on a daily basis but we do hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers that are lurking at every turn, other members of our community will take the necessary precautions to avoid these crashes. This is not intended to be a solicitation for business. Please do not misconstrue any of this information as legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.