The driver in this case ran a red light and hit a woman sitting at a bus stop, killing her.
A red light means you stop or prepare to stop in enough time to actually obey the light. The defendant in this instance was not only speeding, but missed stopping for the a red light and then rammed into another car and slammed into a concrete bus bench where a woman was sitting.
At 6 a.m. that morning, the driver of the pickup that caused this accident told police that he was heading south when he tried to stop for a red light. However, he did not brake in time and careened into a white sedan. He then hit the bus stop bench and dragged the woman he hit for about 10 feet while she was pinned under the truck.
This was a horrific accident that did not need to happen. As a result of this man driving without a license and without insurance, one woman died, and the truck’s passenger was seriously injured. Both victims have the right to file lawsuits; one a wrongful death lawsuit, and the other a personal injury lawsuit.
There may be more to the story other than the facts that he didn’t possess a driver’s license and insurance; an investigation will determine this. In the meantime, the best thing to do in a situation like this is for the injured passenger and the family of the deceased woman is to talk to a team of competent attorneys about legal rights in this situation.
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