At approximately 11:30 p.m., on July 27, the Shively Police Department was called to the scene of a domestic dispute. After arriving at the scene of the dispute, the police attempted to approach a truck, but the driver sped from the scene of the incident.
The vehicle continued down Dixie Highway at a high rate of speed. The driver of the truck drove the vehicle through a red light at the intersection of Dixie Highway and Crums Lane, crashing into a sedan. A woman in her 40s was ejected from the vehicle. The woman sustained critical injuries and was hospitalized. Authorities confirmed that she succumbed to her injuries on July 28 in the hospital. A second victim, who was identified as a 21-year-old man, was rushed to University Hospital where he passed away from his injuries. A 9-month-old child was also hospitalized and remains in critical condition.
The truck then went on to strike a second vehicle on Dixie Highway. One female adult and three children sustained minor injuries in the collision. A male occupant of the vehicle was uninjured. The two men inside the truck attempted to flee the scene. Both men were identified. However, only one has been apprehended to date. At this time, police in Shively are continuing the investigations surrounding this accident.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the two victims who lost their lives in this accident.
Fatal Car Accidents in Kentucky
Motor vehicle accidents continue to have an overwhelming impact on families throughout our state. Each year, hundreds of people are fatally injured in traffic-related accidents throughout the state of Kentucky. More than 100 people lose their lives in collisions at intersections as a result of drivers running stop signs and red lights. 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.
Working with a knowledgeable and compassionate 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 could ever make our clients whole again after experiencing a sudden and unexpected loss, 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 car accident attorneys take great pride in helping grieving families protect their legal rights and secure the compensation they need moving forward. Attorney Whaley advocates on behalf of victims and their families to make sure justice is served. Providing aggressive legal representation while people compassionate to the needs of families ensures The Whaley Law Firm is able to help families maximize their recoveries. Contact our Kentucky personal injury attorneys 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.