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Man charged with murder in Jeffersontown pedestrian accident

Twenty-six-year-old Juan Carlos Ortega-Santos of Louisville was charged with murder after he allegedly struck and killed a 16-year-old female and a 10-year-old female with his car. The accident occurred near Taylorsville Road and Farrish Drive at around 9:45 p.m. last Tuesday, an arrest citation issued last Wednesday, June 22 showed.

According to preliminary investigations, Ortega-Santos was headed north on Taylorsville Road when he drove into the bicycle lane, where a group of four young girls were standing. Two of the four girls were hit by Ortega-Santos’ car. Ten-year-old Alena Clay was declared dead at the scene of the accident, and 16-year-old Tyeisha Lacy was transported to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries. A third girl sustained minor wounds and was also taken to Children’s Kosair’s Hospital.

The attorneys at The Sampson Law Firm are deeply saddened by this terrible accident. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families of the victims as they mourn the loss of their loved ones.


Reporter charged in fatal Louisville pedestrian accident

Criminal charges have been filed against WHAS TV News reporter Jeffrey Woods for his part in a pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of Fontaine Jeffrey, 58, WDRB reported on April 9.

Jeffrey was hit at the intersection of Jefferson and Second Street in Louisville by tow truck driver Matthew Good and Woods. Good remained at the scene while Woods reportedly exited the news van, looked around at the scene, and left. Woods is charged with failing to stop and render aid, which is a Class D felony. According to reports, blood was found on all four tires of the news van Woods was driving.

Good has not been charged, although a wrongful death suit has been laid against Woods, Good, WHAS TV News, and the tow truck company Good works for.

At the Sampson Law Firm, we represent the families and victims of personal injury accidents, including pedestrian accidents that occurred through no fault of the victim’s own. To learn more about how we may pursue full financial compensation from those responsible, call our offices in Louisville at (502) 584-5050 today.


Kentucky attorney Darryl Isaac critically injured in bike accident

Well-known attorney Darryl Isaacs has been critically injured when the bike he was riding was hit by a motorist on Monday, January 19 at around 4:55 p.m. in Indian Hills, Kentucky.

Isaacs is currently at the University of Louisville Hospital.The Kentucky Trial Court Review said that Isaacs’ injuries were very serious. Kathy Lobb, the office manager for Isaacs’ law firm, did not want to comment on Issacs for reasons of privacy.

Police Chief Kelly Spratt said 20-year-old Michael Baumann, identified as the driver of the car that struck Isaacs’ bicycle along River Road, was not drinking at the time of the incident and is not currently facing charges.

A personal injury accident can cause physical and emotional trauma for a victim and his or her loved ones. If you are a victim of a personal injury accident in Louisville, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at the Sampson law Firm. We may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Call our offices today at 877-SAMPSON or 502-584-5050.


Jefferson County police deputy wounded after getting hit by car

A police deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Kentucky was rushed to the University Hospital in Louisville after a car hit the officer as he was responding to an accident on Wednesday evening, November 19, wdrb.com reported.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department’s Public Information Office Spokesman Carl Yates, the car accident that the deputy and other policemen were responding to happened at the intersection of Billtown Road and Michaele Lane. Yates said that the deputy was struck by a vehicle as he got out of his car to assist the other Jefferson County police officers by directing traffic. He is expected to fully recover.

Being the victim of a pedestrian accident can be a devastating event in one’s life, especially if the tragedy caused the victim to suffer from lasting and costly injuries. Fortunately, we at the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville may be able to help recover your financial losses in instances such as this. Call us today at (502) 584-5050 to explore your legal options.


Three-car accident injures three

A three-vehicle car crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 71 at the two-mile marker near Zorn Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, April 24 at around 9:30 p.m. caused a teenager and two adults to incur minor injuries.

According to preliminary investigations, one vehicle was having engine troubles and was parked off the road when it has hit by another car, after which that car was rear-ended by yet another vehicle.

A teenager standing by the side of the road when the three-way pileup occurred was hit during the collision and sustained minor wounds, while two drivers also incurred non-life-threatening injuries.

Police officers made open to public the highway a little while after the accident. They are investigating whether anyone involved in the crash had been driving drunk at the time of the incident.

Personal injury accident victims are unfortunate for they have experienced troubles not of their own doing, and they need all the legal help they can get. Accident victims can get in touch with our compassionate, understanding, and capable attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville, Kentucky by dialing 502-584-5050 today.


Knox County woman dies in weather-related car accident

Ruby Miles, 62, of Knox County was involved in a five-car accident on Thursday, January 2. She passed away Thursday morning as a result of her injuries.

On Thursday morning, Miles was driving in the northbound land of South KY 11 when her vehicle slid into the guardrail after hitting a patch of black ice. Snowstorms and freezing rain across Kentucky have enabled dangerous amounts of ice to form on the roads.

Miles was not injured from the initial crash. As she exited her car and walked to safety, another car lost control and struck her. Numerous other cars hit the same patch of ice and collided. Three other people sustained injuries and were transported to a local healthcare facility.

The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm extend our condolences to those who are affected by this unfortunate accident.