Being hit by a car while crossing the street is a nightmare many people seem to have. In most instances, it it is nightmare that doesn’t come true; you wake up feeling fine. But, what happens when your worst nightmare does come true?
This case centers on a teenager, late for school and rushing to get to class. The 14-year old was properly using a crosswalk when a car came out from nowhere and hit her. The impact caused the victim to fly 100 feet prior to landing on the road. The teen’s injuries were extremely severe and she was airlifted to the University of Utah hospital. On arrival, she was listed in critical condition.
While all the details of this accident won’t be known until the investigation is complete, there may have been something obstructing the driver’s line of sight – fog or ice – that may have meant she could not see the young girl in the crosswalk. That being said, it is a driver’s responsibility to have a clear windshield while driving for this very reason; to avoid accidents.
Other factors that may come into play are speeding, inattention while driving due to drinking coffee, putting on makeup, tuning a radio, texting, talking on the phone or reaching for a fallen object in the car. The police may also find evidence that a driver was under the influence of alcohol or other addictive substances.
No matter how this investigation concludes, the teen’s parents must speak to a seasoned personal injury attorney as soon as they can. If the girl survives this tragic event, she may claim damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. If this tragedy is compounded by the loss of life, her parents may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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