An auto accident reported in the Louisville area early Monday morning claimed one person’s life. On August 31, officers with the Louisville Metro Police Department were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 65.
Reports show that a male pedestrian of unknown age was walking along the southbound side of Interstate 65, at approximately 1 a.m., when he was struck by a vehicle between Broadway and St. Catherine Street.
The victim sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Police arrived at the scene and immediately pronounced the man deceased. Crews secured the area and began investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. At this time, the police in Louisville are conducting further investigations.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this unexpected accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kentucky
Each year, pedestrian accidents claim the lives of nearly 80 people throughout the state of Kentucky. Approximately 18% of victims are involved in accidents in Louisville and throughout Jefferson County. Although government officials are constantly enacting laws and regulations to protect people traveling on foot along our roads, we continue to see innocent victims lose their lives in entirely preventable accidents.
Although there are few things worse than dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one, knowing that they lost their life in an accident as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless actions just makes moving forward after experiencing the loss all the more difficult. Rather than trying to deal with the legal and personal challenges of these accidents, families can benefit greatly by retaining the assistance of a reputable and skilled wrongful death attorney in Kentucky. Working with a responsive and effective legal team after losing a loved one will ensure that your family is able to get the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve. Although no amount of money can ever take away the pain and suffering families are forced to endure, it can help to alleviate the financial burdens families face related to funeral expenses, lost wages, and other losses after losing a loved one.
Kentucky pedestrian accident attorney Aaron Whaley strives to help grieving families who are impacted by fatal collisions to ensure their legal rights are protected after experiencing an unexpected loss. Attorney Whaley is dedicated to advocating for families to ensure they get justice from those who cause them harm. It is important that families are able to obtain compensation to cover the costs of funeral arrangements, lost wages, and other damages they face after losing a loved one in a tragic collision. Attorney Whaley is dedicated to helping families move forward in the best way imaginable, given the unfortunate situation at hand. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, contact our Kentucky personal injury law firm at (502) 583-4022 to see how we can help you protect your legal rights.
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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.