Fatality Resulted When Car Hit Utility Pole

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January 16, 2012 – Louisville, Ky. – A person died as the result of a fiery accident early in the morning on Sunday, January 15.

WHAS11 reports that the accident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. in the 4000 block of Preston Highway. According to police, a Crown Victoria was driving at an excessive rate of speed when its driver lost control, causing the car to crash into a utility pole, 2 parked cars, and the La Quinta Motel before finally coming to a stop. The car then burst into flames.

The driver died on the scene from smoke inhalation, burn injuries, and blunt force. The driver has not yet been identified. Officials are waiting on dental records.

The power was knocked out along several parts of Preston Highway following the accident. Power was still out as of 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.

As a service to our readers, we will occasionally publish blogs about serious or fatal traffic accidents in our region. We do this to raise awareness of the types of conditions and factors that commonly lead to severe injuries or death as a result of Kentucky vehicle accidents.

Our Louisville auto accident lawyers extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends. If you or loved one was mentioned in this blog and you would like for it to be removed, please contact us and we will accommodate your request.