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Two now dead from five-vehicle crash

A five-vehicle car crash on U.S. Route 23 near the Island Creek intersection at around 8 a.m. last Monday, September 8 resulted in the death of 58-year-old Walter Gearhart. On September 17, another  person in the crash, Kimberly Thompson, also died from injuries resulting from the crash.

Officials said that two other people aside from Gearhart and Thompson, whose identities the authorities did not reveal publicly, had been transported to Pikeville Medical Center in Kentucky by TranStar Ambulance for the treatment of their injuries, which ranged from non-life-threatening to critical.

Police Captain Chris Edmonds said the driver of a 10-wheeler truck lost control of his vehicle just before it reached the traffic lights in the southbound lanes and collided with at least four passenger vehicles.

The Pikeville Police Department and Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement are still trying to get to the root cause of the accident.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm send their deepest condolences to those who have been affected by this tragic vehicle crash.


Louisville Metro Police arrest driver who left the scene of an accident

Police officers from the Louisville Metro Police in Kentucky took Eric Bratcher into custody on April 21, claiming he hit a car on South 6th Street and then fled the scene of the accident.

The arrest warrant showed that Bratcher collided with the car’s right side and broke the car’s mirror on that side. According to police investigators, a witness was able to observe the event and took note of Bratcher’s plate number and provide this information to authorities.

Bratcher admitted his guilt and confessed to leaving the accident scene after he struck another vehicle, saying that he was drunk at the time of the incident.

If you have been hurt in a car accident and someone else is responsible, you are likely eligible to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Call the legal team at the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville at (502) 584-5050 to learn more about your legal rights and options following a car accident and find out what we can do for you.