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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.

The incident was reported by WDRB, WAVE3, and WLKY. Only WLKY called the collision an accident.

The crash site. (Courtesy Google)
The crash site. (Courtesy Google)

 

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.

The crash site. (Courtesy Google)
The crash site. (Courtesy Google)

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.

The crash site. (Courtesy Google)
The crash site. (Courtesy Google)

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.

 

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Branden Klayko

Branden Klayko

Founder and Editor at Broken Sidewalk
Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
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