According to WDRB, on Sunday, July 17, 2022, two men were “intentionally struck” by an unknown man driving a pickup truck in Louisville’s Russell neighborhood. Louisville Metro Police is investigating the hit-and-run incident. Police believe that both men were standing outside of a car when both victims were struck. The driver fled the scene. Both victims were rushed to University of Louisville Hospital, where one of them was later pronounced dead. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. The other man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Louisville Metro Police spokesman Aaron Ellis of the First Division said that “Due to the circumstances and injuries, LMPD’s homicide Unit is conducting this investigation.” If anyone has information on this unfortunate incident they can call LMPD anonymously at (502) 574-LMPD or report the tip online here.
In Kentucky, sometimes uninsured motorist coverage may apply to a hit-and-run accident where the at-fault party cannot be identified. Uninsured motorist coverage is a type of insurance coverage one can carry on their own vehicle to cover damages resulting from an incident with an uninsured driver (or in some situations a driver that fled the scene of the incident). Uninsured motorist coverage can possibly even provide coverage for you if you are a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. As a personal injury lawyer in Kentucky with extensive experience with car accidents and insurance coverages, I highly recommend that all automobile owners in Kentucky have uninsured (and also underinsured) motorist coverage on their vehicle to protect themselves and their family.
A Louisville, Kentucky injury lawyer may be able to help during the difficult times following a hit-and-run incident. If you or a loved one have been injured (or have passed away) due to a hit-and-run accident, Don’t Wait, Call Tate! Tate and his team can perform an investigation to determine any and all insurance coverage that may be available, including any uninsured motorist coverage.