There are many situations throughout a person’s life in which he or she may be in need of assistance. Getting hurt in an accident is one situation in which having someone to render aid would be beneficial. If an individual is injured in a hit-and-run accident, the assistance he or she needs may not be immediately available, and a driver could face charges for leaving the scene.
A recent accident in Illinois resulted in fatal injuries for a woman. It was reported that the woman was crossing the street on foot when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. She was on her way to a laundromat and was in a crosswalk when the accident took place. It was noted that the impact caused the woman to land a half a block away from the impact site.
The accident resulted in the woman suffering serious injuries which proved fatal. It was noted that she was 5-months pregnant at the time of the incident. The driver of the vehicle continued traveling but was stopped by authorities. Charges against the hit-and-run driver were pending at the time of the report.
An accident involving a pedestrian is always a frightening situation, and when the family learns that the driver involved did not stay on the scene to help, it can seem even more devastating. Due to the outcome of this hit-and-run accident, the victim’s family members could possibly have reason to pursue legal action against the driver considered at fault. Filing a wrongful death claim could potentially allow them to pursue compensation for damages resulting from the Illinois accident.
Source: CBS Chicago, “Pregnant Woman Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Englewood“, March 13, 2015