Louisville policeman killed in Lexington pedestrian accident

Louisville Metro Police Department Detective Jason Schweitzer and another pedestrian lost their lives in Lexington, Kentucky last Saturday, October 29. Their deaths occurred after the pedestrians were hit by a car driven by 26-year-old Suzanne Whitlow along Upper Street.

Whitlow was charged with two counts of manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence. According to preliminary investigations, Whitlow was handling her vehicle along Upper Street when she lost control of the steering wheel and proceeded to crash into Schweitzer and one other pedestrian walking on the sidewalk. Both people were taken to a nearby hospital where they succumbed to their mortal injuries.

Schweitzer started his career in the Jefferson County Police Department as a police officer in 2001 and later became a detective for the Louisville Metro Police Department. News about the other victim will come after the victim’s family is notified about the accident.

The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC are saddened to hear about this tragedy and send our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

Woman gets hit by car in Lexington

A woman was transported to a local hospital after she was struck down by a car last month at the intersection of New Circle Road and North Broadway in Lexington, Kentucky.

According to preliminary investigations made by the Lexington Police Department, the woman, who was yet to be identified publicly by police authorities pending notifying her family members, was traversing North Broadway when she was hit by a passing vehicle.

The victim was brought to the hospital to receive treatment for her life-threatening injuries.

Lexington Police Sergeant Joe Anderson said the woman had been crossing the street from the Shell station back to the Hardee’s side of Broadway when a car, which was traveling outbound towards Broadway, hit her.

Our legal team at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC in Lexington is committed towards helping clients who have been victims of personal injury accidents in Lexington or other areas in Kentucky. Should you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, do not hesitate to ask for our legal help by calling our offices today at (800) 953-2373.

Three pedestrians killed in Weaver Rd accident

An investigation is ongoing of a fatal pedestrian accident that killed three people, including a grandfather and his two baby grandchildren, WAVE 3 News reported on March 15.

Twins Sean and Samantha May, as well as 52-year-old Charles Napier were killed when a Chevrolet Malibu driven by 22-year-old Jessica Hood hit them at the corner of Weaver Rd. and Tamarack Circle in North Kentucky at 12:40 p.m.

Brittany Ballard, a witness to the incident, tried performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the babies along with another bystander. Susan Elam and the twin’s brother Ethan May were both injured in the accident and transported to separate hospitals.

Around 112 vehicular accidents have taken place along that particular stretch of Weaver Road, Kentucky transportation Cabinet member Nancy Wood said. However, this recent accident is the first that resulted in fatalities.

Police are attempting to determine what Hood was doing in her vehicle at the time of the crash, such as texting or otherwise using her phone.