Individual killed in single-vehicle crash in Louisville

A single individual was reported deceased following a single-car accident on Westport Road Saturday, in the Lyndon area. LMPD officials report that officers responded to the call at 5:29 p.m., of a serious injury crash in the 8700 block of Westport Road. Officers discovered once they were on the scene that the eastbound car was traveling well above the speed limit when the driver drifted into the center lane and then over into the right lane before they lost control of the vehicle. The car spun out of control and hit a nearby road sign before crashing into a light pole.

Unfortunately, authorities report that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and at this time it was believed that he was partially ejected from the car. The driver was transported to the local hospital, University Hospital, where he was ultimately pronounced dead from his injuries. The story, reported by Wave 3 News, is still being investigated and if the cause of the accident is discovered, we will return to this story as well.

While the true cause of the accident has still not been determined, we are hoping to learn more. In many cases, driver error may be to blame, especially if the driver was speeding like authorities suggest in this case. In other cases, the driver may have been distracted behind the wheel, may have been tired, or may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In other cases, a vehicle defect may be to blame for the crash, which can only be determined by investigators at a later date.

Whenever there is a fatal accident, it is essential for police to thoroughly investigate the cause of the crash. If an individual loses his or her life, there are many legal questions that arise following the accident. Who was to blame? Was it the driver’s fault, or some other issue? The family of the driver deserves to have answers, and if their loved one was killed in an accident caused by a vehicle defect or negligence on the part of another party, they may be eligible to pursue legal action.

I researched personal injury lawsuits and found a Louisville personal injury lawyer’s website here. On the site, it describes the types of compensation a family may pursue if their loved one was killed in a car crash that was caused by negligence on the part of another individual or party. The family may be eligible for compensation for funeral costs, loss of the individual’s earnings, and may be able to pursue compensation for the loss of the person’s companionship.

At a devastating time like this, no one wants to have to think about legal issues, however. It is a tragic time whenever anyone loses their life and is especially difficult if the person loses their life in an accident that could have been avoided, like a car accident.