A Louisville man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, first degree assault, and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator's license following an early morning accident earlier this month. According to accident reports, 29-year-old Travis J. Beaty hit a pedestrian at the corner of Reality Trail and Vision Place shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday November 6, 2012.
Police report that the pedestrian, William R. Simms Jr., was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries. Specifically, Mr. Simms is reported as suffering major head trauma and other injuries. Mr. Simms was said to be unconscious at the time of the medical transfer from the accident scene to University Hospital.
Travis Beaty who lives in the 11000 block of Reality Trail reportedly walked back to the scene of the accident after he drove home and after the police secured the accident scene. Police have told the media that Mr. Beaty came to the accident scene and asked what happened. After police suspected Mr. Beaty of being the driver who hit Mr. Simms, they went to his home where they found his 1998 black Nissan Maxima with damage consistent with the accident that had recently occurred. Specifically, the car is reported as having damage to the windshield, front bumper and hood. Mr. Beaty was then arrested and charged with the crimes described above.
Our Louisville car accident injury lawyers extend our best wishes to Mr. Simms for a fast and complete recovery from his Louisville hit-and-run accident injuries.