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Louisville Pedestrian Accident Kills Woman

Published on Apr 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm in Personal Injury.

A 76-year-old woman lost her life recently while walking on Hikes Lane between Taylorsville Road and Breckenridge Lane in Louisville, according to a recent news report from Courier-Journal.com. While the woman was walking along the road, a driver traveling west on Hikes Lane lost control of his vehicle and struck four parked cars and then the woman before coming to a stop after crashing headfirst into a telephone pole.

Rescue workers rushed to the scene of the Louisville pedestrian accident to assist both the woman and the driver, but they were unable to save the woman’s life. Investigators say she was killed instantly in the collision. The driver, who was also injured in the crash, was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, as well as to determine whether alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in the crash. His injuries were not reported to be serious. Police have not, however, released the results of any testing or indicated whether a medical condition may have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

A Louisville personal injury attorney strives to inform the public that there are several steps that both pedestrians and motorists can take to prevent pedestrian-car accidents, including being on alert for pedestrians and oncoming cars and also approaching crosswalks and intersections with caution. Unfortunately, not every accident can be prevented.

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