Fatal car crash in Frankfort

Two people lost their lives during an accident involving two cars on Wilkinson Boulevard in Frankfort, Kentucky on Friday, August 19.

The victims were identified as 21-year-old Alexandria Nicole Maness, who was driving the car, and 27-year-old Steven Christopher Snow, Maness’ passenger.

According to preliminary investigations, Maness had been driving a 1994 Toyota along Wilkinson Boulevard between the Hall and Holmes Street exits when her vehicle collided with a 2015 Jeep. There is no evidence that alcohol or speed caused the crash.

Both Maness and Snow died at the scene of the accident. Both the driver and passenger of the other vehicle were, however, brought to Frankfort Regional Medical Center to receive medical attention for their non-life-threatening injuries.

Judge denies Corning and Philips motion to dismiss case

United States District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by glass and ceramics manufacturer Corning Inc. and Philips Electronics on Wednesday, August 17. The two companies sought to disarm a class action suit, which claimed that illnesses and property damage were caused by the release of hazardous materials at a glass manufacturing facility in Danville, Kentucky. Corning owned the facility from 1952 to 1983 and Philips owned it from 1983 to 2013.

Corning and Philips said the property owners’ claims should be dismissed because they did not submit affidavits that contained certain information about their personal injury and property damage claims. The failure to release information, they say, is a violation of the so-called Lone Pine case management order.

Meanwhile, Van Tatenhove said the property owners had complied with the Lone Pine order, noting in his judgment: “While the provided information could, at times, be more specific, at this stage of the litigation, plaintiffs are required only to present some evidence in support of their claims.”

Contact the attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC by calling our offices at (800) 953-2373 if you were hurt in a personal injury accident in Lexington or another area of Kentucky due to the negligent and irresponsible actions of other parties. We want to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Schlitterbahn investigates Kansas water slide

Schlitterbahn guest Caleb Thomas Schwab lost his life on Sunday, August 7 riding the world’s tallest water slide at the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City. Police said they found his body at around 2:30 p.m. in the pool at the end of the water ride.

Police said Schwab was riding in a three-person raft on the 168-foot tall Verruckt with two women who were both unrelated to him. They incurred injuries to the face and sought medical treatment at nearby hospitals. The Wyandotte County Medical Examiner said he was not yet ready to make official statements as to Schwab’s cause of death. Schwab’s family was able to raise the $15,000 goal for Schwab’s funeral expenses using a GoFundMe fundraising web page. Kansas City police officials are conducting further investigations into the incident to find out what caused the accident in the first place.

The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC are saddened to hear of this tragedy. We are sending our thoughts to the family of the victim in this accident as they mourn their tremendous loss.

Lexington home knocked off foundation after car drove into it

The Lexington Police Department in Fayette County, Kentucky is looking for a man who they reported as having crashed a blue Jeep into several houses on Georgetown Street last Monday, August 8 at around 7:30 a.m.

According to preliminary investigations, the Jeep plowed through three houses, one of them sustaining so much damage that it was knocked off its foundation. The Lexington Fire Department said the house was the most damage has no future and would probably have to be demolished.

The owner of the house said that it was built in 1921 and has been handed down from generations to generations in their family.

Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, who provide legal services to our clients in Lexington, handle personal injury accident cases such as truck accidents, car accidents, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death, among others. Call our offices today at (800) 953-2373 to set up an initial free consultation meeting with a qualified member of our legal team.

Man faces charges in former UofL cheerleader’s vehicular death

Thirty-four-year-old Bradley Allen Caraway has been arrested and is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident in relation to a single-vehicular crash that claimed the life of 25-year-old former University of Louisville in Kentucky cheerleader Shanae Moorman on Saturday, August 6 at around 3 a.m. along Interstate 64-East at the southbound lanes of the Gene Snyder Freeway.

In a statement, UofL’s Spirit team coach Todd Sharp celebrated Moorman’s life, saying: “A true fighter, she had battled cystic fibrosis her entire life. Despite the odds and being told it wasn’t possible, Shanae went on to become a national champion cheerleader here at the University of Louisville and in the process, she inspired and gave hope to many children and parents that faced life with cystic fibrosis.”

We believe, at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC, that a negligent driver deserves justice when they cause injuries, damage, or loss of life. Our thoughts go out to the victim and her loved ones.

Kentucky two-vehicle collision kills two

Two men lost their lives after a two-vehicle collision on Kentucky Route 11 near Sherburne on Saturday, July 30. The accident happened around 3:30 a.m and was a head-on collision.

The victims were identified as 23-year-old Owingsville resident Shane Day and 40-year-old Carlisle resident Robin Willoughby. The Fleming County Coroner declared them both dead at the scene of the accident. A passenger in Willoughby’s vehicle, identified as 28-year-old Paris resident Phylicia Peterson was transported to the UK Hospital, which is based on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She received immediate treatment for her non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident.

The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC see the real effects of car accidents far too often, and we realize how difficult it can be to recover from them. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of both victims as they mourn their loss during this sad time.