On December 8, 2012, a tragic pedestrian accident in Lexington occurred. According to police, a Lexington fire truck hit a female pedestrian just after 10:00 p.m. Saturday at West Main Street and South Broadway. Sadly, the pedestrian died at the scene due to the critical injuries she sustained.
Fire Engine 9 was being driven by firefighter Christopher Presley at the time of this fatal accident. According to a reporter from the Herald-Leader, Presley was alone in the fire truck at the time of the crash as his crew—two other firefighters—rode to the hospital with an ambulance because they were attending to a patient. Allegedly, Presley was en route to pick up the other firefighters from St. Joseph Hospital when the collision occurred.
The pedestrian who was killed in this crash has been identified as 27-year-old Lauren Woodall Roady. Roady, a Washington D.C. attorney, was in town to have dinner with her parents and compete in a cross-country running event that took place earlier Saturday. According to a running club member’s blog post, it appears that Roady had dinner with her parents on Saturday night and was en route to meet other running club members when she was hit.
Police have stated that it appears Roady was crossing Broadway from east to west when she was hit by a 55,000-pound truck that was turning left from Main Street onto South Broadway. However, because an investigation into this fatal crash is continuing, no further details have been released at this time.
Our Northern Kentucky personal injury lawyers offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fellow running club members of Lauren Roady during this very sad and difficult time.