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Two fatal wrong-way accidents occurred on Watterson Expressway

Two wrong way drivers on the Watterson Expressway in Louisville caused two fatal car accidents within the same morning, according to WAVE 3 News on June 21.

The first vehicular accident happened at around 4:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-264 near the exit for Breckenridge Lane,  Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said. A man operating a Toyota Echo was traveling the wrong way down Interstate 264 when he hit a Jeep head-on. Although the Jeep occupants were not seriously injured, the driver of the Toyota Echo was killed in the accident, according to police reports.

Meanwhile, a report from Louisville MetroSafe showed that at around 6:45 a.m. about three exits down from the first accident, another fatal wrong-way wreck occurred. A woman in a black Jeep saw the traffic caused by the first accident and did a U-turn on the highway. Now driving the wrong way down the eastbound lanes of I-264, she hit a white Jeep near the Newburg exit. The collision resulted in the immediate death of the white Jeep driver.


Two semi-truck accidents briefly close I-65 S

Interstate 65 south was closed to public traffic on May 27 due to two different vehicular accidents that happened within 50 yards of each other, WHAS11 reported.

The first accident, which involved three commercial vehicles and a passenger car, did not result in any injuries, although a large amount of diesel oil spilled into the roadway because of the incident.

The second accident also involved three commercial trucks and an automobile, but this time injuries were reported. Police officers said two of three semi drivers had to be taken to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment of their serious injuries.

Police said they are still conducting investigations into both accidents.

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One dies in single-vehicle crash in Russell

A fatal crash that occurred in the Russell neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky in the early morning of May 17 resulted in the death of 62-year-old Henry Frazier.

The accident occurred at around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Magazine and Dr. W.J. Hodge streets. According to reports, it involved two moving vehicles and one parked car. Frazier, a passenger inside an Oldsmobile that sustained critical damage, was found by emergency medical responders no longer breathing inside the vehicle. Both of the drivers were injured in the accident.

The crash also caused irreparable damage to the parked car, a Jeep that belonged to a resident of the neighborhood, Valeria Harrison.

Investigators are currently trying to determine who among the drivers bear responsibility for the accident, with Louisville Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell saying, “speed appears to be a factor and we haven’t ruled out any factors at this point.”


Louisville woman dies in Dixie Highway collision

The Louisville Metro Police Department in Kentucky has reported that 36-year-old Cynthia Thomas was killed after a three-vehicle accident on Dixie Highway near the Jefferson and Hardin county line on February 22, according to WDRB.

Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley stated that Thomas lost her life the night of the accident after she was confined at the University of Louisville Hospital due to multiple blunt injuries. Three other people, including a child, were also taken to a hospital for treatment, although their conditions were not reported.

Dwight Mitchell, spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, said Thomas had been riding in the front passenger seat of a Toyota that was heading south on Dixie Highway hear Stites Station Road in West Point when the vehicle traversed into the northbound lanes and crashed into two Chevrolet trucks at around 1 p.m.

To give investigators space to probe into the fatal accident, this section of Dixie Highway was closed for four hours after the crash.


Two-vehicle accident in Johnson County kills one

The Kentucky State Police has reported that 34-year-old Randall Powers died after being involved in a two-vehicle collision on Kentucky Route 3 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky on the morning of January 8, WSAZ reported.

The accident occurred around 5 a.m., according to statements made by Sheriff Dwayne Price. Official reports from the state police stated a car was traveling on the highway when the driver appeared to lose control; the vehicle hopped over the median and collided with an oncoming truck. The truck was sent sprawling over an embankment.

State police said Powers, the driver of the truck, succumbed to his mortal injuries a few days after the accident. He had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident. Reconstruction methods were used to further investigate the case.

The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm are deeply sorry this incident occurred and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.


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.


Unsafe driving on 3rd Street Road

Police authorities have recently concluded that a recent car accident along 3rd Street Road in Louisville, Kentucky was not caused by speed; however, residents are anxious that the road is not safe for commuters or even pedestrians, WHSA11 reported on July 14.

The speed limit on 3rd Street is 35 miles per hour, but those who live on the street see cars zoom by at 50-60 miles per hour. The additional danger of curves and ditches contribute to the large number of accidents that happen there. One resident’s home is guarded by cement pillars because its previous tenant experienced a car crashing into the house.

Being the victim of a car accident can bring about unfortunate consequences, such as physical injuries and costly medical bills. If you have been injured in a car accident through the fault of someone else, our Louisville attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm may help you pursue compensation. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to schedule an appointment with our legal team.


Little girl died in Pleasure Ridge Park car accident

A seven-year-old girl, whose identity the police authorities did not make known to the public, died at the scene of a car crash the morning of May 17, Wave 3 News reported.

Three other passengers were riding with the girl when their vehicle was struck by a Jeep on the 7200 block of Terry Road at Rivers End Road in Louisville, Kentucky. The driver of the Jeep SUV was brought to the hospital with critical injuries. The three passengers accompanying the young girl also went to the hospital, but their injuries were not as severe.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said the Jeep driver was attempting to pass a southbound car on Terry Road, causing him to be hit by the northbound Chevrolet carrying the group of individuals.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm send their deepest condolences to the friends and family of the deceased during this difficult time.


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.


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.