According to local news outlet, Wave3, on Sunday, July 17, 2022, a man, Michael Basham, was struck and killed by two different cars while riding his bicycle on Terry Road, in Louisville, Kentucky. This bike injury accident occurred around 2:30 A.M. Both vehicles kept driving after the man was struck. The community that knew Mr. Basham is now looking for justice and plans to hold a memorial and funeral for Mr. Basham.
In Kentucky, it is against the law to leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident (this includes collisions with individuals riding a bike). In fact, it is considered a Class D felony to leave the scene of a hit-and-run accident if a death or serious physical injury is involved. For a Class D Felony, a defendant can be sentenced to between one and five years in prison and fined up to $10,000.00. Per Kentucky statute, an operator of a motor vehicle involved in a crash must stop and ascertain the extent of injury and render reasonable assistance.
If anyone has any information about this unfortunate incident or knows the identity of the two hit and run drivers, please call the anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or report the time on the online Crime Tip at LMPD Crime Tip Portal.
Losing a loved one is a very traumatic experience. A Louisville, Kentucky wrongful death attorney and bicycle accident lawyer may be able to help during the difficult times following a bicycle accident. If you or a loved one have suffered from extensive injuries or have lost a loved one because of an accident while riding a bicycle, contact Meagher law Office for a free legal consultation.