Two men are dead following two Louisville car accidents on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The first motor vehicle accident happened around 1:30 p.m., and the second one occurred around 5:00 p.m.
In the first accident, three vehicles were involved in a crash that happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64. Louisville police indicated that the driver of a red Suzuki hit a tan Ford Explorer near Mall St. Matthews. The driver of the Explorer got out of the vehicle to inspect the car for damages when another vehicle, a black Ford F-250, crashed into the rear of the Suzuki. When this occurred, the driver of the Explorer was pinned between his car and the Suzuki.
The driver of the Explorer was taken to University Hospital, where he died of his injuries. His name has not been released, but authorities indicated he was a 46-year-old male.
This tragic accident brought traffic to a crawl on I-64 at the Watterson Expressway for many hours. Police have not brought charges against the other driver yet, and they are reminding motorists to stay in their vehicles when a collision on the interstate takes place.
The second crash happened at Hurstbourne Parkway near Bardstown Road, and it involved a car and motorcycle. Early investigations have revealed that the motorcyclist may have been speeding at around 90 miles per hour in a 45-mile-per-hour zone. It appears that the driver of a blue RAV4 didn’t see the motorcyclist and pulled out of a parking lot onto Hurstbourne.
Although the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, he later died at University Hospital.
Our Northern Kentucky accident attorneys at the Law Office of Schachter, Hendy & Johnson extend our deepest condolences to those families and friends who lost their loved ones in these Northern Kentucky motor vehicle accidents.