Police Look for Driver in Lexington Hit-and-Run Pedestrian AccidentPosted on Apr 09, 2012
When a passerby saw the victim on the side of the road, police were notified immediately. They arrived at the scene around 4:45 AM. Lexington police found the victim at the intersection of Westhampton Drive and Leestown Road.
Because the vehicle that hit the man was nowhere to be found, police did not know how long the pedestrian had been there. However, after the Fayette County coroner performed an autopsy, they learned the pedestrian’s identity and have been able to piece together how long he may have been on the side of the road.
The pedestrian that was killed in this fatal accident on Leestown Road has been identified as 57-year-old Gary Akers. Delores Norris, the victim’s sister, was notified and told police that she saw her brother at her house earlier that night, just after midnight.
It appears that Mr. Akers was walking outbound on Leestown Road when he was hit by a vehicle. Due to the height of the injuries, police believe that the vehicle was a car and not a van or SUV, and they believe the windshield and side mirror may have been broken during the incident. No other information surrounding this accident is clear.
For now, the victim’s family is hoping that someone will come forward with information that may help them find the driver responsible for this crash.
Our Lexington accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Schachter, Hendy, & Johnson would like to wish the family of the deceased strength to get through this difficult time, and we hope the police find the driver responsible for this fatal accident.