Louisville Car Accident Takes the Life of a Motorcyclist

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A Louisville driver has allegedly been charged with murder following a deadly car accident earlier this month. According to reports of the accident, a Ford Explorer crashed into a motorcyclist and caused the motorcyclist’s death. The driver of the Ford has been identified as David F. Gurley of Louisville. The accident occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the red light on Dixie Highway for Blanton Lane.

According to police, Mr. Gurley hit the motorcyclist from behind while the motorcyclist was at the centerline of Dixie Highway waiting to turn on to Blanton Lane. The motorcyclist was taken to University Hospital for treatment. He reportedly died early on Monday, November 5, 2012 from his accident injuries. A passenger in Mr. Gurley’s car suffered minor injuries, according to reports. There is no report of injury to Mr. Gurley.

Mr. Gurley’s arrest report indicates that he admitted to drinking and driving and that his breath alcohol content (BRAC) was .295, or more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. The police report also indicates that Mr. Gurley did not check on the victim or show remorse at the scene of this fatal rear end accident in Louisville.

The motorcyclist has been identified as 61-year-old Gerald (Jerry) Goldsmith. Mr. Goldsmith was reportedly returning home from making a run to Toys for Tots near his home. He is remembered as a Marine, as an avid motorcyclist, and as a friend of needy children. Our Louisville car accident lawyers extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Goldsmith following this tragic accident.