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Two Louisville Car Accidents Involve Children

Posted on Jul 08, 2010
Two Louisville car accidents on the same night claim the life of one child and left another hospitalized. The accidents took place on Saturday night, June 26, 2010.

The first incident occurred at approximately 8:00 PM on Shenandoah Drive, near the Ford Truck Plant, when an 11-year-old boy was struck by a car. According to the Louisville Metro Police, the victim was riding his bike with two friends when the accident occurred. Rescue crews transported the child to Kosair Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day.

The driver has been identified as 30-year-old Angela N. Baumia. Police have indicated that they believe that the boys were riding their bikes in the middle of the road when Baumia hit the 11-year-old. However, other witnesses claim that the boys were in the victim’s driveway. Another witness alleges that Baumia was speeding shortly before the accident.

The second incident took place at Cooper Chapel Road and Preston Highway, when a 14-year-old girl was struck by a car while attempting to cross the road. According to police, the victim was wearing dark clothing and suffered life-threatening injuries.

Both pedestrian accidents are still under investigation by local authorities.

These are two unfortunate incidences and our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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