Per WAVE3, an off-duty Shelbyville police officer, Thomas Elmore, was a motorcyclist who died in a crash that happened on Outer Loop and Minor Lane shortly before 3 a.m. on August 23, 2022. The collision occurred when a vehicle turned into Officer Elmore’s path. The vehicle had made a left turn and collided with Officer Elmore’s vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to witnesses at the scene, a woman was driving the vehicle and fled on foot following the crash. The woman driver has yet to be located. Louisville Metro Police is requesting that if anyone has information about this tragic incident to call the anonymous tip line at (502) 574-5673 or to use the online crime tip portal. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Officer Elmore’s family and friends.
Did you know that if you are injured in a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident, you may still be able to bring a personal injury claim for uninsured motorist benefits? At the end of the day, it is wise to check your automobile insurance policy to make sure you have underinsured motorist coverage on your vehicle. Not only will such coverage protect you and your family in the event you are injured in a collision with a driver that has no insurance, but it may also protect you and your family if you are in a crash with a vehicle where the driver flees the scene after the collision occurs.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a hit-and-run car accident, your insurance company is not going to recommend to you that you file an uninsured motorist claim. You will need to request that your insurer set up such a claim so that you or your loved one can pursue compensation for your injuries under the uninsured motorist coverage portion of your automobile insurance policy. Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult, and nothing usually happens quickly when dealing with insurance companies, even if it is your own insurance company.
It’s important that you follow proper procedures when pursuing an uninsured motorist claim, or your case could eventually be barred or dismissed. Meagher Injuries Lawyers are experienced in pursuing uninsured motorist claims following hit and run motor vehicle accidents. We can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and file a lawsuit if necessary. If you or a loved one have been injured in a hit-and-run collision, Don’t Wait, Call Tate! today.