Adair Co., KY (May 14, 2024) – Police report that one man was arrested after he was involved in an accident in Adair County. Reports show the collision occurred just before 8:00 a.m. when Gregory Willis, 50, and Mark Hatcher, 56, were involved in a crash on KY 704. Following the incident, Hatcher was shot by Willis who then fled the scene before police arrived. He was later arrested nearby. Sources say that one passenger inside Hatcher’s vehicle at the time of the accident sustained injuries. He was identified as William Freese, 23. Hatcher and Freese were both sent to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police in Adair County continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims. 

Kentucky Car Wrecks

Kentucky car wrecks occur all the time. Yearly, more than 150,000 auto accidents happen throughout the state. Tens of thousands of individuals suffer injuries in these collisions while hundreds sadly lose their lives yearly. Throughout the country, more than 40,000 people die because of drivers who are distracted, tired, intoxicated, or traveling at unsafe speeds. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that over 90% of reported traffic collisions in the US are caused by the negligent actions of drivers. Car crashes that happen when drivers are negligent are usually more severe than others due to drivers having their reaction times reduced and their judgment impaired. 

At the Byrnes Law Firm, our Adair County car crash lawyers have been working for decades to help crash victims and their loved ones get the financial compensation and justice they deserve. We will stop at nothing to help you and your loved ones recover in every way possible after your accident. Our team can help build you a strong legal claim and aggressively negotiate with the insurance company for you. 

Call us at your earliest convenience at 502-364-2500 if you or someone you love has been hurt in a car crash caused by negligence. We have made it our personal and professional duty to help people like you get the money they need to cover the damages imposed upon them by negligent drivers. 

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Disclaimer: The Byrnes Law Office is dedicated to improving safety for Kentucky drivers. Our goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of driving and the need to use caution. This is not a solicitation for business, and none of the information constitutes legal or medical advice. Photos in this post are not of the actual accident scene.