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Woman Killed by a Truck Fleeing the Police

This week, a tragic incident took the life of a woman who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. It all started when Louisville Metro Police arrived at 40th Street and Broadway to conduct a narcotics investigation, where they watched a white pickup truck quickly flee from the scene. Naturally they pursued the man-in what turned out to be a high-speed chase-to find out why he was attempting to avoid the law enforcement presence, but before they had the chance, a serious accident abruptly ended the pursuit. While fleeing eastbound on Kentucky Street, the driver ran a stop sign without hesitation. Another car happened to be traveling eastbound at the same time that he sped into the intersection, and the man crashed into the other vehicle so forcefully that it came to rest four houses away. The victim was immediately transported to University Hospital, but the injuries that she had suffered soon turned out to be fatal.

The man that had been fleeing from police crashed into a nearby tree after colliding with the other car, but he was hospitalized with only minor injuries. So who is to blame for the innocent bystander's untimely death? Some blame the reckless driver, while others fault the police. According to one of the witnesses that had been sitting on her porch when then incident took place, "If the police were not chasing that man, he wouldn't have did that." She explains that she watched as the truck approached the intersection with a police car "not a second behind him," which may have been the reason that he decided to speed past the stop sign. Others may argue that the police were simply carrying out the responsibilities of their job, but it seems that someone should be held accountable for the negligently caused death of the innocent victim.

There is no word on whether or not her family will pursue a wrongful death lawsuit just yet, but it is a possibility that should not be ruled out. If you have suffered the loss of a loved at the hands of a reckless or careless driver, as well, you should not hesitate to explore your legal options. Whether they were involved in a drunk driving accident or a distracted driving accident, there is no excuse for acting irresponsibly while behind the wheel and endangering the life of another. For this reason, you should waste no time in consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm. Compensation may be in order for you and your family, so you owe it to yourself to find out what your options are. Get started today by submitting a free case evaluation form online or by contacting our office directly.

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