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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One Response to “Dr. James Harkess Dies.”

  1. Sha na na Says:

    Just found out that Dr. Harkess has passed away and wanted to reply that he was a great physician. If it were not for him I may not be walking today. Kosair and Dr. Harkess were the greatest to myself and family in the 70’s.

    Thanks Dr. Harkess you will be missed.
    Shana Lynn Price aka Your miracle baby


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