Henderson, KY saw two hit-and-run accidents involving young people on bicycles within only one week of each other. Luckily, both of the drivers in each case have been apprehended and are facing charges.
An 11-year-old boy was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville after being hit by a car. The boy, Dominique Rapier of 706 Letcher Street, was riding his bike a little after midnight on Clay Street when he was struck by an older Ford Thunderbird. The driver did not stop after hitting Rapier.
After investigating, authorities discovered that the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle was Clayton L. Parker, 22, from the 600 block of Third Street. He was arrested and charged with a felony count of leaving the scene of an accident involving serious physical injury.
The second accident occurred on the 2000 block of Old Madisonville Road. Henderson resident Jack Windhaus, 30, of the 14000 section of U.S. 41-South, hit 13-year-old Mason Laughary while the teen was riding a bicycle. Windhaus drove away right after the incident, but he later turned himself in to the police.
Laughary, of 2034 Old Madisonville Road, had minor injuries and was treated at Methodist Hospital. He has since been released. Windhaus was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
The Louisville accident attorneys at Gray and White Law offer our sincere sympathies to the victims and their families; we are glad both victims appear to be doing well and that the two hit-and-run drivers have been charged.