Pedestrian Dies after Being Hit by Car in Louisville

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September 6, 2011 – Louisville, Ky. – A pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Sunday, September 4.

WHAS11 reports that the accident happened at about 9 p.m. in the 1200 block of Dixie Highway close to the west Jefferson County line. David Leanhart, 50, said that he was driving his white Chevrolet Silverado truck on the highway when he thought he hit something and stopped to see what it was.

The “object” Leanhart struck was a pedestrian who had been seen walking up and down the highway multiple times Sunday.

Officials arrived on the scene to find the pedestrian dead in the south lanes of the highway. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the pedestrian hasn’t yet been released.

Whether or not alcohol was a factor in the accident remains unclear. Leanhart hasn’t been charged in connection with this accident. The accident is under ongoing investigation.

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 car accident attorneys extend our deepest 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.