The Louisville Metro Police have allegedly arrested 27-year-old Genaro Herrera Hernandez after a May 2, 2013 motorcycle accident that killed 62-year-old Philip C. Frey. Specifically, Mr. Hernandez has been charged with the following crimes: murder, assault, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, having no operator’s license, leaving the scene of an accident, and DUI.
The crash reportedly occurred shortly before midnight on Industrial Boulevard near Fern Valley Road. According to police, Mr. Hernandez’s car was traveling north on Industrial Boulevard when it crossed the centerline and hit the motorcycle being driven by Mr. Frey. Mr. Frey reportedly suffered blunt force injuries and died from his accident injuries at University Hospital around 1:20 a.m. on May 3, 2013. His passenger, whose name was not immediately released to the media, was taken to University Hospital with injuries. The extent of her injuries and her prognosis were not reported to the media.
In 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 670 fatal accidents in Kentucky, in which 721 people killed. Motorcycles were involved in 71 of the fatal crashes, or about 6.5% of the total fatal crashes in Kentucky that year. Alcohol was involved in 108 of the fatal accidents, or approximately 16% of the crashes that resulted in motor vehicle accident deaths.
Our Louisville wrongful death lawyers extend their condolences to the family and friends of Philip Frey after this tragic accident, and we wish his passenger a full and fast recovery from her motorcycle accident injuries.