If you are a resident of Louisville, KY or live in the surrounding area, you may be happy to know that the city has made some improvements along Oleanda Avenue near Louisville’s William Harrison Park. The city has replaced the old speed limit signs and installed new ones will a lower speed limit. Residents say this is has been an issue for the community as there are many children who play in the area and at the playground, and drivers who aren’t abiding by the speed limit or the “dip” sign warning drivers of it.
Back in January, five children suffered injuries as a result of a drunk driver who was speeding after he crashed his truck into the playground. Louisville Metro Police responded to the accident after a young boy who was playing at the park phoned for police. He then went on to help one of the girls who had been hit, according to WHAS 11 ABC. When police and emergency responders arrived, one boy was said to have been pinned underneath the truck until rescuers could free him. Three of the children who sustained injuries were taken to Norton Children’s Hospital in critical but stable condition and two others suffered minor injuries as a result of the debris. They were not taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
After the accident occurred, residents spoke with the news source and stated that something needed to be done as they have witnessed drivers ignoring the speed signs along with the “dip” sign which makes the area much more dangerous for the kids that play in the area. And after a few months passed, the city has finally decided to implement the changes the residents felt were needed.
After pushing for a change, the city responded with the lower speed limit signs, as mentioned, and speed bumps to help deter motorists from speeding in an area that is prone to having children play outside. The city also removed the dip and replaced it with new asphalt as well. One of the residents who was present in January when the accident occurred involving the five children spoke with the news outlet again and said she was very “pleased with the safety improvements so far.” WHAS 11 ABC also reported that Metro Council members Mary Woolridge, David James, and Marianne Butler spent $8,600 of their neighborhood developments funds to have the speed bumps installed.
 
With the new improvements around William Harrison Park, residents are hopeful that no more accidents will occur.
 
If you or your child suffered an injury recently in Louisville, KY in an accident that could have been prevented, contact one of our skilled accident lawyers who can determine if you have a viable case on your hands.
Anytime you live in an area where there is a school, park, or other attraction that draws children to, you must drive with caution despite what the speed limit is. In communities where children are actively playing outside, it is important that all drivers are sure to be attentive, cautious, and courteous to the kids that are playing.
And if your child or someone you know has suffered an injury in an accident in Louisville, KY because of a speeding or negligent driver, let USAttorneys.com connect you with a lawyer in your area. The Louisville, KY accident attorneys we work closely with can assess your incident and determine what forms of legal action would be best for you to take in an effort to recover the compensation you are due for the suffering you have experienced.

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