A 16-year-old girl was struck by an out-of-control motorist Thursday, March 10, around 7:00a.m., following a crash at Lees Lane and Cane Run Road.
According to news reports, a motorist driving a Chevy Monte Carlo ran a red light and broadsided JCPS Bus No. 0302 in the intersection before hitting the the pedestrian. None of the five students on the bus were injured and the pedestrian was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening.
Lees Lane carries a speed limit of 35 miles per hour while Cane Run Road is a whopping 45 miles per hour, making the streets already deadly for pedestrians. The intersection is surrounded by residential areas, parks, and a school. Sidewalks are present, but both streets are still very much dangerous by design with wide lanes and overly large turning radii that promote excessive speeds.
These dangerous by design roads surround Cane Run Park, Farnsley Middle School, and Wellington Elementary School, setting up potentially dangerous situations, especially when motorists run red lights at high speeds.
Earlier this month, another 16-year-old girl was struck by a motorist on Cane Run Road not far from this site.
Louisville is currently in the midst of a three-year pedestrian safety campaign called Look Alive Louisville. The federally funded program is in response to the city’s above average pedestrian fatality and collision rate.