Pedestrians are literally everywhere these days. In larger Kentucky cities such as Louisville, walking is the main source of transportation for many people. As populations continue to rise, more and more pedestrians are sharing city streets congested with vehicular traffic. With pedestrians and automobiles in such close proximity, car accidents involving pedestrians become almost inevitable. Unfortunately, a vehicle versus pedestrian accident is more likely to be fatal since pedestrians are minimally protected and totally exposed.

A recent accident in Louisville tragically claimed the life of a pedestrian. The accident happened at night on Cane Run Road in the Lake Dreamland neighborhood. According to reports, a pedestrian was attempting to cross the road when she was suddenly struck by a southbound vehicle.

Authorities said the pedestrian was rushed to local hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died at the hospital. Reportedly, the driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and cooperated with police. Police said they do not believe the driver was impaired, but they are still investigating the accident.

Both drivers and pedestrians should always be alert and aware of their surroundings. Traveling on foot near crowded roadways can be a risky endeavor, especially with the abundance of distractions that drivers face these days. Victims and families who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in car accidents have the right to pursue legal action against those deemed responsible. A lawsuit, if successful, could provide much-needed compensation to help victims and families recover any monetary losses that may have occurred due to a tragic accident.