On Monday, October 29, 2012, a passing motorist called MetroSafe around 5:00 AM and reported a body found in a ditch in the 6700 block of Grade Lane. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man in his early 30’s dead on the scene.
According to Louisville Metro Police spokesperson Alicia Smiley, the man was struck by a car and killed while riding his bicycle on Grade Lane. Police believe that that this fatal Louisville bike accident was caused by a hit-and-run driver who may have been traveling southbound, in the same direction as the cyclist. Metro Police indicate that this Northern Kentucky bicycle accident took place between the hour of 3:45 AM and 4:45 AM.
Kentucky troopers closed down a section of Grade Lane, just south of the airport, to conduct a thorough investigation to help them determine the make and model of the car involved. After several hours, their investigation points to a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck. They are asking anyone with information about the accident or who spots this type of vehicle with damage to the right side, headlight damage, and a missing side passenger mirror to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD (5673).
Larry Carroll, a deputy Jefferson County Coroner, identified the cyclist as 38-year-old Travis Christy, of the 100 block of East Wellington Avenue. Sadly, Mr. Christy died of multiple blunt force trauma he suffered in the crash.
Our Louisville personal injury lawyers would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Travis Christy during this very difficult time.