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Louisville two-vehicle accident kills one

Louisville Metro Police Department public information officer Carey Klain reported that 26-year-old Shelley Ann Hurt died in a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning of January 18 at around 4 a.m., WDRB reported.

The accident occurred between Dixie Highway and Greenwood Road. According to reports, Hurt was the passenger in a Crown Victoria that cut off another vehicle while trying to turn into a business. The driver of the Crown Victoria was taken to University Hospital, while three occupants of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.

Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson declared that the cause of death was blunt force impact injuries due to the crash. He noted that Hurt was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.

Authorities have determined that drunk driving may have been a factor that contributed to the collision.


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.


Firefighter killed by passing semi-truck

While putting out a van fire in the southbound lanes of I-65, a semi-truck collided with mother and son volunteer firefighters Lisa, 43, and Jonathan French, 25, resulting in the death of Jonathan, WLKY reported on August 6.

Lisa, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital and was reportedly in stable condition with a broken knee and dislocated elbow. The Glendale Fire Department was run by Jonathan’s uncle,  Fire Chief Richard Peters. Before the accident, the team was attempting to extinguish a van on fire along I-65 in Hardin County. As a precaution, an additional fire truck was placed behind the group. However, the passing semi-truck hit both the truck and Jonathan. Peters assured that all safety procedures were followed that day.

There has yet to be any charges pressed, but police continue to investigate the details of the incident to determine fault.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.


Lawsuits against Whirlpool Corp. approved to proceed to trial

On Monday, February 10 U.S. District Judge James Carr ruled that personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits filed against Whirlpool Corp. may proceed in federal court.

Families from Clyde, Ohio have sued the company after nearly 40 children were diagnosed with cancer. Investigators believe that chemicals released from the washing machine plant are causing cancer throughout the town. Judge Carr, however, dismissed claims against Whirlpool of reckless conduct and fraud.

The diagnoses began in the mid-1990’s and peaked in 2006. Nine children in Clyde were diagnosed with cancer in 2006.

If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible to pursue financial compensation. The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm advocate for Louisville injury victims. To speak with a member of our legal team call (502) 584-5050.