Louisville, KY (June 23, 2021) - A woman lost her life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Jefferson County on a Monday evening. Just after 11 p.m., on June 21, the Louisville Metro Police Department responded to the scene of a serious pedestrian versus car accident on Dixie Highway.
Reports from authorities show that a drunk driver was trying to make an abrupt U-turn on the highway that resulted in an accident. A second vehicle then crashed into a ditch trying to avoid the vehicle occupied by the drunk driver.
After the first two accidents, a 50-year-old female who was passing through the area attempted to provide assistance at the scene. As the woman attempted to cross over the Highway to assist, she was struck by a vehicle. The woman sustained fatal injuries in the accident and was pronounced deceased by the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
The impaired driver was subsequently arrested. The 29-year-old man faces charges of DUI. At this time, the police are investigating to determine the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost her life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kentucky
Each year, over 80 pedestrians lose their lives in auto accidents across the state of Kentucky. Approximately 18% of these pedestrian accidents take place right here in Louisville. Traffic-related incidents continue to have a devastating impact on families in Jefferson County and throughout the entire state. Although we are routinely enacting laws to protect travelers passing throughout the state, we continue to see innocent victims injured and killed in crashes at an increasing rate. These collisions continue to increase in frequency and severity, leaving families to deal with the life-changing consequences.
According to statistics, over 80% of all traffic accidents are a result of driver negligence. When drivers drive impaired, speed, or engage in other reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they place others sharing the road at risk. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to the impact of crashes due to the fact that they have minimal protection. As a result, people traveling on foot are more likely to lose their lives in wrecks involving speeding vehicles, SUVs, and commercial vehicles. When people lose their lives in traffic-related incidents, their families may have legal options available. Surviving relatives should reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Kentucky as soon as possible.
Working with a compassionate and responsive legal team will ensure that your family is able to hold those at fault accountable for their actions and get the justice you deserve for your loved one. Although we understand that no amount of compensation will ever make our clients whole again after experiencing the unexpected loss of a loved one, having the resources available to cover the financial burdens moving forward can help alleviate some of the stress families endure.
At The Whaley Law Firm, our Kentucky pedestrian accident attorneys take great pride in helping bereaved families protect their legal rights and secure the compensation they need moving forward. Attorney Whaley advocates on behalf of clients to make sure justice is served. Providing trusted and effective legal representation to injured victims and their loved ones with compassion, The Whaley Law Firm is able to help injured victims and their families maximize their recoveries. Contact our Kentucky personal injury attorney at (502) 583-4022 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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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.