The search continues for the driver who killed a motorcyclist in a hit-and-run accident. The accident happened on Friday, May 30, 2014. The Leestown Road collision involved a car and motorcycle. Afterwards, the motorcyclist was hit again by an oncoming SUV. The motorcyclist, 39-year-old Mary Reynolds-Drury of Lexington, died a short time later from blunt force injuries.
A witness, who lived near the crash scene, said that he saw a motorcycle laying on the ground. When he looked to his left, about 10 feet away or less, he saw a woman face down. The witness also stated that when he ran to the scene, it was pitch black outside. He believed that the construction on Leestown Road contributed to the crash because there were no street lights. According to the witness, it was difficult to see the SUV driver, who drove off after the crash. However, police were able to recover remnants of the vehicle. Lexington Police are asking that if you see anyone who is missing a bumper or side bender to contact them.
- The number of fatal hit-and-run crashes increased more than 13% from 2009 to 2011.
- In 2009, there were 1,274 hit-and-run crashes in the U.S. The number continued to rise in the following years – 1,393 in 2010 and 1,449 in 2011.
- Hit-and-runs are increasing in many major cities including Los Angeles.
- Alcohol is considered to be a major contributing factor to hit-and-run crashes.
In Kentucky, leaving the scene of an accident is considered a felony. If you have seen a hit-and-run, don’t hesitate to report it to the police. You may also join the Hit-and-Run Reward Program and call 800-6-Hit-N-Run (800-644-8678). A reward of $1,000 will be given for providing information leading to the arrest and felony conviction of hit-and-run drivers. No need to worry about your identity because when you call the We Tip Crime Hotline, you are not obliged to give your name or identify yourself in any way. You remain anonymous, but you are helping an accident victim find justice.
As a Kentucky Accident Attorney, I understand the pain and trauma that victims of hit-and-run accidents and their families experience. That’s why The Schafer Law Office supports and participates in the Hit-and-Run Reward program. We want to help wipe out this kind of offense and bring justice to the accident victims.