De Castroverde Law Group Articles Elderly Woman Killed, Husband Injured in Pedestrian Accident

Elderly Woman Killed, Husband Injured in Pedestrian Accident

By De Castroverde Law Group  Nov. 26, 2012 10:41a

An elderly husband and wife were struck by a car while crossing the street on a recent evening. The two had just gotten off of a bus and were attempting to cross a downtown street when they were both hit by a car. Reports say that the driver of the vehicle that hit the couple was not speeding but was unable to stop in time to avoid the collision. The driver remained on the scene while police and emergency crews arrived. Both pedestrians were quickly transported by ambulance to the nearest hospital but the woman's injuries were too extensive and she died. Her husband was treated and reported to be in stable condition and recovering. If you or a loved one were the victim of an accident that was someone else's fault then you may have a legal case. Speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Accident reports and witnesses say that the couple was not crossing in the marked crosswalk at the time of the tragedy. Those that live in the area have often complained of how dangerous the area can be for pedestrians. A local church pastor described some of the problems for pedestrians such as the faded crosswalk markings, poor street lighting and no lights at the crosswalk itself. Residents say that while pedestrians should be alert and cautious when crossing the streets, cars are often traveling too fast creating a recipe for disaster. Pedestrian injuries can occur in many circumstances—falling objects or other hazards near a construction zone, slips and falls, etc.—but the most common and severe are those involving traffic-related accidents. The result can be catastrophic injuries and lives lost.

Get the Help of a Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury law requires the adept skills of a lawyer that understands the many facets of an injury accident caused by negligence. Our team at De Castroverde Law Group knows what our client is up against after being the victim of an accident and we are dedicated to helping that individual and his or her family get the compensation they deserve from those liable for their pain, suffering, medical bills, lost income, property damage or loss of a family member. You don't have to face this difficult time on your own. Please contact our firm today to schedule a time to go over your case with one of our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys. We may be able to help.

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