WHAS11 reports that the accident happened at about 12:19 p.m. on the Watterson Expressway, near Taylor Boulevard. A Ford Escape, a Ford Explorer and a Ford Ranger pickup truck collided in the 2 right hand lanes on the westbound side of the roadway. The Ranger crashed into the rear of the Explorer, causing it to hit the Escape.
A Louisville Metro Police officer suffered minor injuries in the accident. The officer was taken to University Hospital to receive medical treatment.
None of the other people involved in the accident were injured.
The crash is under ongoing investigation by local authorities who were called to the scene.
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.
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