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Kentucky child dead from hit-and-run accident

The death of a child is every parent's worst nightmare. It’s the thing parents can make themselves crazy trying to avoid by setting boundaries and teaching their children how to be safe. Sometimes, no matter how careful parents are, no matter how much they have taught their children, an avoidable tragedy takes place. Sometimes the unthinkable happens and a child's life is abruptly taken when it may have been prevented had another acted responsibly.  

Absolutely nothing could be worse than dealing with the sort of grief parents may feel, and there is no way to understand it unless it has been experienced personally. Such is the tragic case for one Louisville family after their precious 5-year-old son was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The boy was on the sidewalk when he was struck. He died later at a hospital.

Though the suspect fled the scene, the police later arrested a man they believe may be the driver. The arrested man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, DUI, murder, possession of a controlled substance and for having drug paraphernalia.

For the family, dealing with the loss of their child is one of many challenges ahead of them. If the suspect is tried, there will be the court process and press coverage to get through. The funeral and the lost time from work due to funeral arrangements and court appearances are more things they will have to handle. While a price cannot be put on the life of a child, justice allows for financial compensation to be awarded to the surviving family members in order to cover the sometimes overwhelming expenses associated with the loss of a child.

If you have been forced to deal with a similar tragedy where a life has been taken or injuries have occurred as the result of another’s irresponsible actions, a Louisville attorney may be able to help you on your quest for justice. 

Source: Wave 3 News, “Child dies after being struck by hit-and-run driver, suspect identified,” Sarah Eisenmenger, April 17, 2014

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