Dr. James Harkess Dies.

November 1, 2006

The Courier Journal recently reported on the death of Dr. James Harkess, a well known orthopedic surgeon and IME doctor in the Louisville area.

Local surgeon dies after being hit by vehicle.

A Louisville orthopedic surgeon died Tuesday after he was struck by a car driven by an acquaintance as they left a bridge game at a home on Park Hills Drive, according to the Jefferson County coroner’s office.

James Harkess, 81, of Lightheart Road, died of multiple injuries at University Hospital at 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, according to Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley. Wesley said Harkess was walking down the driveway to his car after a bridge game at a friend’s house at about 5 p.m. when another guest who was backing out of the driveway struck him, Wesley said.

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