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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Concrete Truck In Louisville

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

Officers in Louisville, Ky. have identified the pedestrian killed on Thursday morning on the Clark Memorial Bridge as Ryann M. Tewell, 24. According to WHAS11 news, Tewell was struck by a concrete truck.

About the Fatal Concrete Truck Accident

Police told reporters the accident happened at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday. Tewell, who was walking to Humana where she worked, was struck by a concrete truck. The truck had made a right turn onto Second Street near the entrance to the bridge when he hit the victim. The driver was unaware that he had hit Tewell and proceeded to drive several hundred yards before a witness managed to flag the driver down.

The truck involved in the accident has been identified as a truck belonging to Advance Ready Mix. The company released the following statement:

“This was a tragic accident and our condolences go out to the family members and friends of the victim. We are working with police and conducting our own investigation to determine how this unfortunate accident occurred and any measures we may take to prevent a similar incident. The driver involved has a commercial driver's license and has been with the company for nearly a decade with no previous accidents on the job. He cooperated immediately with police answering questions and submitting to every test requested. He will be on indefinite leave from his job. Safety is our top concern which is yet another reason why this incident is so tragic and concerning to us.”

Kentucky Car Accident Statistics

According to Kentucky State Police, in 2012 there were 746 people killed and 35,765 people injured in motor vehicle accidents. Of those killed, 251 were female and 495 were male. Collisions with pedestrians accounted for 7.64% of all collisions and resulted in 54 fatalities. An additional 951 pedestrians were injured in traffic collisions. 

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