A Louisville man has been charged with several serious charges following an automobile-pedestrian accident late on Tuesday night that left two individuals dead and several more with injuries.
Reports suggest that the man was driving northbound on Taylorsville Road around 9:45 p.m., when he swerved into the bicycle lane where four juveniles were walking, striking three of them. One of the juveniles was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second died several hours later after being transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. A third juvenile was treated for non-life-threatening injuries suffered in the accident.
Police arrived on the scene to find the man still in the driver's seat of the vehicle, apparently unclear on how the accident had occurred or what he had hit. Reports indicate that the man did not possess a driver's license or automobile insurance, and that when he was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries and receive a test of his blood-alcohol concentration, he was allegedly found to have more than double the legal limit for operating a vehicle. He is now facing several very serious charges, including operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving without a license, failure to maintain insurance, murder, assault and wanton endangerment.
Car accidents can be devastating for all involved, especially when a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired by drowsiness, drugs or alcohol. For those who have been affected in an automobile accident, the guidance of a legal professional with experience in the area of automobile injury suits can help protect their rights and ensure that justice is served.
Source: Courier-Journal, "Man facing murder charges in J-town crash," Justin Sayers, June 23, 2016